Brookline retail/office renovation

Project Description

This existing 5,400 sf multi-unit residential project was converted and adjoined into a single commercial office and retail building. The building took on a major structural upgrade to increase commercial load and egress requirements. New interior foundations were poured for new structural load points and the 12" masonry demising wall at all levels was removed to combine the floors into an open space. Fire service lines were installed to pressurize a new wet sprinkler system. A wheel-chair compliant ramp was poured to meet accessibility code. The interior hosts a Nanawall sliding door and custom handrail system. The exterior of the building was completely stripped, new window openings were reframed to increase light. Standing seam copper clads the bay window roofs and front entry overhangs.

Project Highlights

  • Renovation

  • Structural reframe

  • Change of occupancy

  • Combined building

  • Commercial code upgrades

  • ADA accessibility

  • Fire sprinkler system

  • Rear dormers

  • Stucco veneer

  • Bi-folding door system

  • Fire egress stairway

  • Foundations

  • Exterior concrete work

  • Site utilities

  • Fire alarm

“ The complex engineering and other challenging aspects of the project were all handled seamlessly.”


Architecture: Pauli & Uribe Architects LLC
Photography: Keitaro Yoshioka Photography