EDGE Apartments

Allston, MA

You can’t build a high concept building without a high concept design. PCA was extraordinary in pushing the envelope, in coming up with innovative looks and features that were consistent with the forward thinking nature of this neighborhood.
Bruce Percelay, Chairman & Founder, The Mount Vernon Company

Program


New ground-up 79 unit apartment building with parking, fitness center, and amenity space.

Sustainability

LEED for Homes Platinum Certified

Awards

Best Rental Community
Prism Award 2014
Builders and Remodelers Assoc. of Greater Boston

Green Project of the Year
 Award, 2014
Multifamily Executive

Green Multifamily
 Design Award, 2014
Builder’s Choice and Custom Home

Multi-Family Silver Award, 2014
Professional Builder Design Awards

Press

Press Release, September, 2013

The Boston Globe MetroAn Allston Enclave Gets a Makeover,January 14, 2014

Challenge

Transform a light commercial site into a residential community of chic, stylish, loft-like apartments catering to a young professional demographic.

Solution


The design features large loft-like windows set in a masonry, wood, and metal-panel skin which work together to break down the perceived scale of the building. The vibrant lobby, fitness center and landscaped outdoor space overlooking an infinity edge pool and fire pit will provide inviting communal spaces for residents of the building’s 79 one-and two-bedroom units. All units were fully leased on opening day.

Awards

Best Rental Community 2014 Prism Award
Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston

2014 Green Project of the Year
MultiFamily Executive

Green Multifamily
2014 Builder’s Choice and Custom Home Design Awards

Multi-Family Silver Award
2014 Professional Builder Design Awards