The GV team received honorable mention in this urban design competition sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects and the City of Somerville. The project focuses on Somerville’s Brickbottom, a neighborhood isolated between commuter rail tracks and an elevated portion of Boston’s McGrath Highway. The design approaches the site from the edges. It redefines two major infrastructural barriers that have historically isolated the neighborhood. The elevated Mcgrath Highway becomes a tree–lined boulevard and the fenced-in commuter rail corridor becomes a multimodal transit spine.
collaborators: Antonio Medeiros and Tanya Chiranakhon