Haynes House

Roxbury, MA


feet of musically inspired custom metal fence


sculpture — officially known as Helion, affectionately known as The Giant Lollipops


species of resilient and native plants

The $33.1M Haynes House modernization project involved an occupied rehabilitation with select renovations to enhance and repair the exterior envelope, replace the 300-foot façade, upgrade building systems and interior units, and provide accessibility. Originally built in 1974, this multifamily residence is a 134,612 square foot, seven-story high-rise with 131 units located in in the heart of Roxbury. The successful redevelopment extends affordability for mixed-income households in perpetuity, creating a vibrant and healthy community through extensive property and landscape improvements.

Urban vitality depends on the quality of public, ecologically-friendly landscapes that facilitate and encourage movement, interaction, and informal connection. Well-designed green space not only equitably serves all residents, but it also helps to mitigate environmental impacts, invigorate creativity, and ultimately convey pride of place."

Deborah Myers ASLA, Principal

Enhancements to the grounds include a new multicolored brick plaza and ample green space complemented with a variety of plantings, evergreen shrubs, and ornamental grasses. Tree-lined sidewalks, new seating areas, bike racks, and a contemporary custom iron fence—depicting the art, music, and social scene of the neighborhood—provide a safe and welcoming entrance to the community, inventively interfacing the landscape with the revitalized architecture.

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Project Team

  • Client: Madison Park Development Corp
  • Architect: Davis Square Architects
  • Civil Engineer: Joyce Consulting Group
  • Landscape Contractor: Hurst Landscape & Site Services
  • Photographer: Anthony Crisafulli