Project name: Jefferson Park Apartments
Project location: Cambridge, MA
Firm name: Abacus Architects + Planners
Jury comments: This affordable housing project is exceptional for its type. The architect didn’t deliver the “most efficient,” unrelenting version of an apartment block; instead, this housing is well scaled, with variety in architectural expression and generous outdoor common spaces that make the project feel more like an organic neighborhood.
Client: Cambridge Housing Authority
Consultants: W. T. Rich Company; Allen & Major Associates; ATC Group Services; Available Light; CleaResult Consulting; Collective Wisdom Corporation; Fuss + O’Neill EnviroScience; greenGoat; Lin Associates; McPhail Associates; Nangle Engineering; Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates; Norian/Siani Engineering; Russo Barr Associates; R.W. Sullivan Engineering; Safer Places; Stantec; World Tech Engineering
Photography: Bruce T. Martin; David Pollak; Lynne Damianos