The Viridian


Designer: Bruner Cott Architects
Client: The Abbey Group
Contractor: Suffolk Construction

Construction Completion: June 2015
Location: Boston, MA
Role: Architectural Designer, Construction Management


Project Prompt

Boston's historic Fenway Park is a maturing urban neighborhood, with Bolyston Street as one of the focal points of growth. Our goal was to transform a former McDonald's site into a thriving mixed-use development which overlooked the historic Fenway ballpark. 

Challenges and Design 

Working with the client, our design team created a modern environment within a historic neighborhood. Two terra-cotta clad residential towers in a structural steel frame hover over the Fenway stadium, providing vistas of the surrounding city landscape. Residential units are compact and modern for dense city living. The building provides a mixture of retail and community spaces in addition to 342 residential units. Registered for LEED Gold certification, the Viridian also includes energy-efficient building systems in addition to sustainable amenities. 


Photography: Robert Benson