Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) is designing the new 27,000sf headquarters for Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), a leading nonprofit dedicated to connecting the residents of Greater Boston with safe, decent homes they can afford.
MBHP is taking office space in the new mixed-use One Roxbury Crossing development formerly known as Parcel 25 .
Developed by Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, the shape, scale, and uses of the One Roxbury Crossing project came out of an extensive community-based planning effort to bring renewed economic activity to the neighborhood. Replacing a long-vacant, two-acre site, the 305,000sf mixed-use development being designed by Goody Clancy Architects creates retail, affordable housing, and office space just steps from the Ruggles Crossing Orange Line MBTA station.
MPA is providing space planning and interior design services for the design of MBHP’s new office. The 27,000sf space will provide work areas and conference rooms for more than 150 employees, who assist residents with navigating the affordable housing process. An important feature of the new headquarters will be the client-facing areas where MBHP staff will meet with its resident clients to help serve their housing needs.
“MBHP is proud to become one of many community-focused tenants in One Roxbury Crossing, which is truly shaping a vital new urban space in this neighborhood,” said Chris Norris, executive director of MBHP. “Our new office offers us ample room for growth and positions the organization to conveniently serve Greater Boston residents. We look forward to collaborating with MPA on this exciting space.”
Construction is pending approval of the project by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.