BWA Architecture designed the new Lincoln Way, replacing an old 60-unit state-assisted public housing development with a new mixed public- private affordable housing neighborhood of 70 homes. The project was funded by tax-credit financing and competitive ARRA stimulus funds. To enhance this pleasant residential neighborhood in North Cambridge, BWA’s design creates larger townhouses with modern amenities, private rear yards, and communal outdoor spaces. Large windows, durable exterior materials, sustainable design features, and a contemporary design make the new Lincoln Way a signature housing development for the Cambridge Housing Authority. The design included many sustainable (green) design features, including ultra-low VOC interior finishes, mold mitigation materials, very high energy efficiency systems, sustainable site design features, and rooftop photo-voltaic panel. BWA played a vital role in garnering community support for the project by leading numerous community meetings and an inclusive design process.
Cambridge Housing Authority