Lexington, MA – Maugel Architects recently announced that Duffy Properties has selected the firm to renovate three properties located at 25, 40, and 45 Hartwell Avenue. The team includes structural engineers RRC Engineering.
Maugel recently completed the schematic design at 25 Hartwell. The new design enhanced the building’s exterior by incorporating vertical elements and recladding the existing façade. Structural costs were contained by optimizing existing structural elements and minimizing existing masonry removal. Maugel created a more vertical appearance by extending the existing metal panel down to the top of the foundation in key areas. A mix of materials including metal mesh, curtainwall, metal panels, and faux wood phenolic panels were used to complement the existing metal panel and brick veneer.
Currently under construction, the 40 Hartwell design features a new entry consisting of a raised roof, clerestory glazing, solar shades, a tower, and a canopy. The new entry gives height and interest to the low-lying, horizontal façade and admits natural light into the vestibule and lobby. Other building improvements consist of enlarged openings and the refurbishment of existing exterior materials.
At 45 Hartwell, Maugel designed a customized environment for Brammer Bio. Exterior improvements include two new entries that feature new glazing framed by metal panels and canopies. Other improvements include a raised clerestory to allow vertical flexibility to house a new clean room.