Construction Update

The construction at 45 Poplar is moving full speed ahead. With the exception of a few isolated spots, the demolition is complete. And while we uncovered a few unexpected things (it wouldn't be a true construction project without a few wild cards, right?), fortunately nothing has left us scratching our heads for too long.

One of the benefits of working "design-build" as a team of builders and architects is that we have the capacity to be very agile and make adjustments on the fly. As we've begun to frame out the typical 1-bedroom units, we've been able to see where the walls are, spend time in the space, and then tweak things in response. We've had multiple coordination meetings with the sub-contractors to discuss and revise the heating/cooling strategies and adjust the lighting to better fit the space. And while this process can make the day-to-day a bit hectic, there's no question we end up with better buildings and spaces as a result.

Here are a few progress photos.

 

Looking from the front door towards the bedroom.

Looking from the front door towards the bedroom.

Living room windows.

Living room windows.

Continued demolition in the "Boiler Room", which will be a unique double-height apartment unit.

Continued demolition in the "Boiler Room", which will be a unique double-height apartment unit.

Design-build in action: developer, designer, and builder all rolled into one (or two).

Design-build in action: developer, designer, and builder all rolled into one (or two).