Lovejoy Wharf – A Pillar for Urban Living
Located in the heart of Boston on the Charles River, Lovejoy Wharf serves as a pillar for urban living. Its distinctive location and rich surroundings offer the type of connectivity and accessibility that most urban planners dream of.
Led by highly acclaimed design firm, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Lovejoy Wharf seeks to preserve the aesthetic elements of the existing building, which includes a nod to the original Converse shoe factory, while seamlessly integrating itself into Boston’s historic seaport. This luxurious multifamily high-rise includes amenities such as: rooftop access, a fitness center, a newly renovated wharf, and a path through the archway of the building that leads to a public park. Another notable quality of the building includes its view of Boston’s renowned Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge.
Steven Winter Associates provided accessibility compliance and consulting services to the developer. The building’s unique location and historic attributes introduced some challenges with regards to accessible design. The accessibility team at SWA worked closely with the project team to ensure that the apartments and common areas met the requirements of the Fair Housing Act and the complexities of the Massachusetts building code, without compromising aesthetics.
Lovejoy Wharf is proof that you can pair history with accessibility in almost any setting.