69 A Street
Boston, MA

As the first building in the U.S. to incorporate cross-laminated timber into a renovation and expansion, the former rivet factory turned office building at 69 A Street in South Boston is one of DBI Projects’ most unique redevelopment projects. With a brick-and-timber façade that marries the building’s 120-year-old history to one of the most innovative building techniques in use today, 69 A Street stands as an example of how historic buildings can be expanded and transformed without cost-prohibitive foundation modifications.

DBI managed the 46,000-sf gut renovation and vertical expansion on behalf of the nonprofit owner, our long-time client the Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Starting with a site search, feasibility study and acquisition transaction management, our team led the construction team procurement process, contract negotiations, and the intricate permitting process, navigating the project team through multiple city agency approvals, including the BPDA, BTD, BFD, BSD, BISD, ZBA, etc.

69 A Street was realized through the efforts of our brilliant project team, including land use attorney MQM, structural engineers McNamara Salvia, façade engineer SGH, architects Marguiles Perruzzi, and contractors Commodore Builders.