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130 Brookline Receives Preservation Award – designed by Arrowstreet

Cambridge, MA – 130 Brookline Street received a Preservation Award from the City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Historical Commission. The program celebrates outstanding efforts to preserve Cambridge’s historic character and built environment.

Located within the Cambridge Innovation Cluster, 130 Brookline Street is now owned by MIT and was renovated to accommodate laboratory uses. Originally built in 1927, with buff-colored masonry over a concrete frame, the project included substantial rehabilitation to capture the building’s historical significance.  Thoughtful updates allow it meet the needs of and foster collaboration between innovative companies, such as creating larger window openings and MEP systems upgrades.  By incorporating key sustainability features to reduce energy use, recover heat, and manage waste efficiently, the renovation was able to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Arrowstreet served as the architect for the project, in collaboration with Dan Winny, Architect.  Arrowstreet brings a blend of architectural, planning, and environmental graphic design to private, non-profit, and public sector clients. The firm’s work aims to transform the places in which people live, work, relax, and to create ever-more dynamic and livable communities.