In order to preserve the ambience that was originally established in the area, the iconic buildings are landmarked.
The majority of Beacon Hill’s buildings are kept in some original condition from when they were built in the 18th Century, though much of the buildings have needed to be restored and updated. But the most sustainable structure is one that’s already built; constructed in the 60s as a former Suffolk University building, The Archer Residences is preserved for the future.
In order to maintain the historic feel of The Archer Residences and ensure that the Beacon Hill skyline would remain intact, the architects conducted extensive studies from different vantage points throughout Boston to determine a final design for the penthouse additions that was less visible from street level.
The adaptive reuse of The Archer Residences reduced the need for new, energy-intensive materials, and eliminated the need for environmentally costly demolition with only some renovated upgrades to key systems that helped the luxury building reach LEED Gold certification.