Founded in 1980, Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc. (bh+a) offers architecture, interior design and owner’s project management services. BH+A is led by four Principals, Joel Bargmann, Carolyn Hendrie, Tom Scarlata, and Dan Chen. The BH+A team brings an integrated, consensus-building approach to private and public sector clients with senior level attention on every project. The staff of 50 includes:
35 Architects (19 Registered)
7 Interior Designers
6 Administrative Staff
1 Owner’s Project Manager
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Jan 18, 2020
Another Extension Granted for Chain Forge Redevelopment
The BPDA has granted another extension to the developers of the Chain Forge hotel project in Charlestown. Due to the complex nature of the project financing has yet to be finalized however Dick Galvin of CV Properties told the board they have lined up an opportunity zone fund from NY for the project and expect this extension granted through April 30th to the be the last. Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard the historic building originally built in 1904 has been vacant since 1974. The new plans call for a 230-room hotel along with an on-site museum to honor the history of the property.
Dec 20, 2019
Demo Permit App Filed for 197-207 Market St.
A demo permit application has been filed to raze the commercial structure at 197-207 Maverick Street in East Boston. The demo will make way for the approved mixed-use project to feature approximately 3,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space, 49 residential units, and approximately 34 off-street parking spaces.
Dec 13, 2019
566 Columbus Ave. Approved by BPDA
The Boston Planning Board has approved the proposed development project at 566 Columbus Avenue that will replace The Harriett Tubman House. Speaking on behalf of United South End Settlements, the current owner of the property, Maicharia Z. Weir Lytle, President, and CEO discussed the difficult decision to sell the building. She expressed to the board that because of the high costs of maintaining the deteriorating building it is not financially feasible for USES to stay in this location. The sale will allow them to continue to provide services to the community.
The new project from New Boston Ventures will feature 66 condo units including 11 affordable artist live/work spaces along with 5,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 42 parking spaces.
Oct 24, 2019
Restoration of Historic Monastery and Church Continue at The Overlook at St. Gabriel's
Restoration work continues on the historic St. Gabriel's Monastery building and the adjacent church as part of the redevelopment of the 11.6 acre Brighton site. The project will create a total of 555 apartments which are now leasing and expected to open in the first quarter of 2020. The development will also feature 105 condos along with parking for 510 cars. Along with the housing units, The Overlook at St. Gabriel's will improve the 3-acre Olmsted Brothers-designed landscaped greenway along Washington Street.
Photos: The Overlook at St. Gabriel's
Sep 13, 2019
BPDA Amends Ground Lease on Chain Forge Hotel To Allow Additional Time for Financing
The BPDA has voted to approve an amendment to the existing ground lease for the Chain Forge property in Charlestown to allow the development team additional time to secure financing. According to the BPDA staff, the team is in talks with two investors to finalize opportunity zone funding. A 60-day extension was granted by the board through November 30th. The developers also agreed to pay a fee of $250,000 due to the delays.
The Chain Forge Building, a 1904-built former chain factory has been vacant since 1974. Plans call for it to be redeveloped into a distinctive 230-room hotel operated by Starwood Hotels. The building's existing facade will be thoroughly restored, and a historic exhibit area will be incorporated into the hotel's lobby, preserving the building's manufacturing heritage.
Sep 13, 2019
247 Unit Project Approved in Hyde Park
The two-building project proposed at 36-40 Sprague Street in Hyde Park's Readville has been approved by the BPDA. The project will include 247 total rental units, 32 of which will be designated affordable along with a two-story pavilion intended to house and promote work-share activities for the residents. Other resident amenities will include a fitness and gym space, a coffee shop, and a dog run.
Aug 27, 2019
$2M Fit-out Permit Pulled for 9 Channel Center
A fit-out permit valued at just over $2M has been pulled for the 6th and 7th floors at 9 Channel Center in Fort Point. The permit calls for new finishes including, flooring, glass, and paint along with MEP upgrades.
Aug 16, 2019
First Units Expected to Open Mid-October at St. Gabriel's Monastery
The first building within the St. Gabriel's Monastery redevelopment in Brighton is nearly complete with first units expected to open in mid-October. Studio through 3 bedroom units range in price from around $2200 per month up to nearly $6500. The new homes include designer cabinets, quartz countertops, keyless entry, walk-in closets, and balconies. The 11+ acre hilltop site, offering great views of Boston, will feature a total of 555 apartments and 105 condos.
Aug 13, 2019
Fort Point's Evolution a Positive for Residential Development
Fort Point has been especially busy over the past few weeks with fit-outs underway for several new businesses coming to Thomson Place including the much anticipated Trader Joe’s. Local residents will also benefit from the addition of a Bed Bath and Beyond and, for those with a larger budget, luxury home decor brand One Kings Lane. Another project, set to kick off this year, Parcel P from WS Development, will also include a major public improvement in the form of new stairs connecting Summer to Congress Streets. With the grocery store box checked The Seaport/Fort Point, already buzzing with development, is sure to only gain in residential popularity.
A rendering of the new stairs that will connect Summer and Congress Streets as part of the Parcel P Project.
Located in the heart of Fort Point, The Muse with just two units remaining is situated to take advantage of these improvements to what is an already amazing neighborhood. A completely renovated former factory, The Muse offers modern finishes in a historic setting and is the perfect choice for residents looking for a unique option amidst a sea of glass towers. The final two units here include a one-bedroom and a studio, both on the top floor boasting the tallest ceiling heights in the building, large factory sized windows, all new finishes and Bosch kitchen appliances, starting at $669,000.
Originally built in 1916, The Muse features many original touches including exposed brick and wood beam ceilings.
For more information on The Muse contact The Caulfield Properties Team at 617-501-3865 or visit https://themuseboston.com/
Jul 31, 2019
New Boston Ventures Proposes Mixed-Use Project at 566 Columbus Ave.
New Boston Ventures has filed a project notification form for the development of a mixed-use project at the corner of Columbus & Mass. Avenue. The new 6-story, 66 unit residential building would replace the existing Harriett Tubman House on the site. The U- shaped building would feature a community-oriented ground floor with approximately 5,000 square feet of commercial space, including a social enterprise café with outdoor seating, an art exhibit gallery open to the public, and new, improved and modern community space for USES. The first two floors of the building would contain 11 affordable artist live/work spaces with 55 residential units a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom homeownership units on the upper floors. A below-grade garage would include parking for 42 cars.
The sale of the site will support United South End Settlements revitalization of the 48 Rutland Street Campus.
Jul 09, 2019
Construction Complete for Brio Hingham: 70% of Units Sold
Construction is complete and over 70% of the luxury homes at Brio Hingham are now sold. Brio, located on a previously unoccupied portion of the Hingham Shipyard features 77 condos overlooking the marina. Brio residents have access to an extensive list of amenities, from bike and kayak storage to a dog run and pet-washing station, a concierge service, and a lobby with a fireplace and living room seating. The property also boasts an elevated residents-only waterfront courtyard with fire pit and grill stations.
The cost of a home at Brio ranges from $500,000 to $1,300,000. Units consist of one-bedrooms with one and a half bathrooms and two bedrooms with a den and two and a half bathrooms. Some units offer private terraces or separate, street-level entry. The property also has over 160 secured parking spaces.
Photos courtesy Andy Ryan
Jun 10, 2019
The Muse Fort Point: Only 5 Units Remaining
With 33 of the 38 units sold, limited opportunity remains within this exclusive and historic Fort Point development. The Muse, located at 63 Melcher Street, has recently undergone a full-scale renovation, transforming the brick and beam building into luxurious modern homes while maintaining it’s industrial, artistic roots. The building, just 5 minutes from South Station, and a quick walk from the busy Seaport waterfront also offers a community roof deck perfect for entertaining.
Still available at the Muse is a range of opportunity from the oversized studio to the 1 bedroom featuring a custom glass wall with sliding door, and even a corner 2 bedroom unit featuring 12 large windows and a beautiful cityscape view down A street towards the Seaport. Modern amenities include stainless Bosch appliances and Kohler fixtures. All top floor units boast 15+ foot ceiling heights. Enter this ever-growing market before Fort Point truly becomes the next hot neighborhood. Homes are currently available starting at just $625,000! Live in the rare 2 bedroom corner unit, listing price is $995,000.
As the summer market continues to heat up, these final unique homes in the heart of Boston’s art community and so close to the booming Seaport are sure to sell out quickly. For more information about The Muse, contact The Caulfield Properties Team, experts in new development condo construction and conversion at 617.501.3685 or visit https://themuseboston.com/.
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