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Shadley Associates, P.C. is a Massachusetts-based firm that provides professional landscape architecture, site planning and urban design services to a broad range of clients. The majority of our projects are distributed throughout New England, with additional projects in the Midwest and on the West Coast. The firm serves both private and public sector clients in all design phases. With over 70 years of combined experience, the professionals at Shadley Associates specialize in helping individuals, organizations, and communities realize their goals for creating exceptional places.

Our approach to client service is based on an absolute commitment to our projects and full collaboration with our clients. We practice active listening and maintain a high level of communication from initial planning to design, construction, use and maintenance. We use an iterative process to develop a comprehensive perspective, and believe successful projects come from an in-depth knowledge of each unique site, combined with a commitment to design excellence, project goals, schedule and budget.


Saint Gabriel’s Monastery Redevelopment
- Jul 26, 2016

New details and renderings for proposed Saint Gabriel's Monastery Redevelopment in Brighton

Developers Cabot, Cabot & Forbes and Peak Campus have submitted an Expanded Project Notification Form (EPNF) to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) with new details and renderings for the proposed 663,000 square foot redevelopment of the 11.6-acre Saint Gabriel's Monastery site in Brighton. The following is a link to the EPNF. Per the EPNF, approximately 679 rental residential apartments marketed to "graduate students, young professionals and other university affiliates such as residents, faculty and staff" would be constructed on site. The developers anticipate to start construction in mid-2017; construction would last approximately 24 months.

Apartments would range from studios to three-bedrooms and would be constructed across five buildings. The existing monastery building would be restored, and four new buildings would be constructed ranging from one to seven stories tall. The existing Pierce House fronting Washington Street would be restored and would contain one residential unit. A new building would also be constructed on site for the active Shrine to Our Lady of Fatima. The existing Saint Gabriel’s Church and dormitory structures would be demolished. The following is a site plan of the proposed Saint Gabriel's Monastery Redevelopment:

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Resident amenities could include "a fitness center, indoor basketball court, common lounges, kitchens, games room, café, outdoor pool, outdoor grills, and a generous amount of hard and soft landscaped areas." A new public courtyard would be constructed on site providing "vistas of Boston and Cambridge." A total of approximately 7.3 acres of open space would be constructed, representing 62% of the Saint Gabriel's Monastery site. A total of approximately 395 parking spaces would be constructed on site. The following are renderings of the Saint Gabriel's Monastery Redevelopment; the project's architects are Cube3 Studio and Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype:

Aerial Perspective

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View of Building 2 and Public Plaza

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View of Fatima Shrine

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View from Washington Street

Saint Gabriel’s Monastery Redevelopment
- May 27, 2016

New housing proposed at former Brighton monastery

The Boston Business Journal (BBJ) reports that Cabot, Cabot & Forbes (CC&F) proposes to construct a 680­-unit, 610,000 square foot graduate student housing facility at the 11.6-acre former Saint Gabriel’s Monastery at 159­-201 Washington Street in Brighton. The proposed project would include four new residential buildings and renovation of the existing monastery building.

The new residential buildings would be three to seven stories tall. The project would be designed to accommodate over 4,100 residents. The renovated monastery building would house co­-working space, a cafe and the project’s leasing office. The project would include approximately 400 parking spaces.

No proposed timeframe for the project has been reported at this time. John Moriarty & Associates would be the project’s general contractor. The new buildings would be built using wood­-frame construction, a first for large­-scale unionized projects in Boston.

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