Four51 Marlborough introduces a contemporary residential building into the fabric of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

Studio Name: Hacin + Associates
Project: Four51 Marlborough
Area: Commercial Multifamily
Year: 2016
Location: Back Bay, Boston

  • Holland Development
  • The Holland Companies
  • Souza True & Partners
  • Allied Consulting Engineering Services
  • DeCelle-Burke and Associates
  • Tricket Woodworking
  • William Bray Cabinetmaker
  • Solutions in Metal
  • Tangram 3DS

Photography Credits: Trent Bell Photography

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The project reinforces the character and texture of historic Marlborough Street through its use of materials found throughout the neighborhood, including brick, precast limestone, and black steel.

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The massing of Four51 builds from a lower scale of the adjacent townhouses up to a taller corner element, transitioning to the height of the Charlesgate building. The street facade is punctuated by townhouse entries and window bays that continue the intimately scaled character of the block and main entry, framed in cast stone and granite.

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A lobby with a concierge area provides elevator access to residential units and underground parking. Most units have outdoor spaces including rear gardens, terraces, and a penthouse roof deck with views of the city skyline.

Hacin + Associates Firm Description:

Hacin + Associates is an interdisciplinary architecture and design studio located in Boston’s South End. Since its founding in 1993, H+A’s dedicated team of design professionals has built a broad portfolio of projects that have received regional, national, and international recognition. Led by David J. Hacin, FAIA, our interdisciplinary team of architects, interior designers, and graphic designers collaborate on residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, and adaptive reuse projects. H+A’s work in these areas has won prestigious local and national awards from the BSA, IIDA, and others and has appeared in publications around the world including Architectural Record, Interior Design, Interiors, Fast Company, Metropolis, and many more. H+A’s core vision of design and service without boundaries reflects our commitment to the highest standards of professional practice and dedication to all aspects of the creative process without any prescribed limitations on project type, budget, approach, or outcome. Working with private individuals and all manner of commercial, public, non-profit, and institutional organizations, we serve our clients’ needs in ways that consistently exceed expectations, build trust and invite long-term partnership and collaboration.



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