Featured Historical Projects

NEI’s dedication to the preservation of historic and landmark properties is evident in our expansive portfolio of award winning Historic Renovation and Historic Conversion projects. These projects require both a thorough understanding of preservation techniques as well as careful planning of the integration of new elements into existing structures. Our experienced professional staff has a honed sensitivity to preserving the historic character and fabric of these important structures.

Recent Historical Projects

Provincetown Town Hall

Client: Town of Provincetown
Architect: McGinley Kalsow & Associates, Inc.
Location: Provincetown, MA
Value: $4.1 Million

Built in 1885, the Town Hall is the seat of Provincetown’s government. This comprehensive restoration and renovation of the entire structure included structural and exterior repairs, restoration of the original windows, energy efficiency upgrades, and building access improvements, all while preserving the building’s critical historic fabric.

Lawrence Mills

Client: E.A. Fish Associates
Architect: The Architectural Team
Location: Lowell, MA
Value: $24 Million

Dating back to the 1830’s, the Lawrence Mill complex is an expansive 220,000 SF facility having hosted a myriad of uses. The project included adaptive reuse and historic preservation of an abandoned and fire damaged mill complex and the creation of 153 residential housing units, as well as complete installation of new building infrastructure, mechanical systems and substantial structural repair. The existing chimney also underwent significant restoration and stabilization to preserve the historic Lowell skyline.

Georges Island Mine Storage Building

Client: Boston Harbor Islands Alliance
Architect: McGinley Kalsow & Associates, Inc.
Location: Boston Harbor Islands, MA
Value: $5.4 Million

A logistically challenging complete renovation and expansion of the historic visitor center on Georges Island, home of the Civil War-era Fort Warren, the project included creation of new ranger housing, extensive site improvements, and the construction of a new food service facility. This time sensitive project required all work to be completed off-season and demanded careful coordination of all required labor and materials via barge.

Atlas Lofts

Client: Mitchell Properties
Architect: The Architectural Team
Location: Chelsea, MA
Value: $7 Million

Located in Chelsea’s vibrant Box District, Atlas Lofts began as a paper box factory in the 1900’s. The project included the adaptive reuse and historic preservation of a three-story warehouse building into 53 loft style apartments. Apartments feature oversized windows, exposed wood structures, concrete floors and contemporary finishes.

Oscar Romero House

Client: Oscar Romero House, Inc.
Architect: McGinley Kalsow & Associates, Inc.
Location: New Bedford, MA
Value: $2 Million

The former James Tripp Rooming house in historic New Bedford Massachusetts was restored and reconfigured into 12 units of affordable housing. This design/build project involved a substantial renovation and restoration of the historic property including building stabilization, complete MEP and life safety system replacement, site work infrastructure, and facade restoration.

Walden Firehouse

Client: The Neighborhood Developers
Architect: ICON Architecture
Location: Revere, MA
Value: $1.4 Million

Adaptive reuse and historical preservation of the original Walden Firehouse into 7 senior dwellings with community room and management office. Project included preservation of original millwork, building envelope upgrades, new mechanical systems and construction of adaptive residential units.

Salem Point

Client: North Shore CDC
Architect: Davis Square Architects
Location: Salem, MA
Value: $7 Million

Moderate rehabilitation included 77 units of affordable housing across a scattered site in Salem Massachusetts. The project included 11 building sites of various construction types and required careful coordination and sequencing. Also included in the project was the creation of a pocket park transforming a derelict lot into a small urban community park.

YWCA

Client: CYW Properties LLC
Architect: Davis Square Architects
Location: Cambridge, MA
Value: $8 Million

Built in 1911 and 1970, this substantial renovation of these structures ensures the integrity of the building for future generations and for the YWCA’s important missions. The work included substation building system and life safety improvement and upgrades, along with complete renovation of 103 SRO units, common areas, and office spaces.

Outing Park I & II

Client: First Resource Development
Architect: The Architectural Team
Location: Springfield, MA
Value: $30.6 Million

The Outing Park Communities are located in the historic South End of Springfield Massachusetts. The scattered site projects include over 200 units of Section 8 affordable apartment units. This project included the occupied, moderate rehabilitation of units and common areas. Substantial site improvements, building infrastructure and community safety upgrades were also included.

City View Commons I & II

Client: First Resource Development
Architect: The Architectural Team
Location: Springfield, MA
Value: $25.2 Million

The City View Commons projects are located in the Worthington Historic District of Springfield Massachusetts. The scattered site projects include nearly 300 occupied units of affordable apartment units. This project included the occupied moderate rehabilitation of units and common areas. Substantial site improvements, building infrastructure, and community safety upgrades were also included.