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The Women's Lunch Place

Arrowstreet

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Location

67 Newbury Street


Boston,

MA


02116

Client/Owner

The Women's Lunch Place

Consultants

  • Structural Engineer: McNamara/Salvia Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer: J.C. Cannistraro, LLC
  • Electrical Engineer: J.C. Cannistraro, LLC
  • Plumbing Engineer: J.C. Cannistraro, LLC
  • Lighting Designer: Ripman Lighting Consultants
  • Construction Manager: John Moriarty & Associates, Inc.

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2011

Size

13,000 sq. feet

Construction Cost

$2,500,000

Keywords

renovation

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Project Description

Arrowstreet worked with The Women’s Lunch Place, Back Bay Boston’s only day shelter for homeless women, to take a historic church’s basement, last renovated in the 1950s, and turn it into a warm, inviting space that the guests can think of as home. A safe, comfortable community resource for homeless and poor women, the WLP was providing over 200 meals a day as well health services and work skills training without proper facilities. The design team found additional space by exposing the historic brick piers and rubble foundation and used that space to create a modern, display-cooking, restaurant-quality kitchen open to a new dining area that serves the non-profit’s guests and accommodates shelter fundraisers. The team also created new space for guest services including dedicated medical space, counseling offices, skills training, and a guest library.
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