Avalon Assembly Row
- Location:Somerville, Massachusetts
- Size: 435,000 SF
- Status:Under Construction
Working with AvalonBay Communities, Veitas and Veitas was asked to provide a cost-effective structural design for a new mixed-use development that would cover an entire city block. The complex is designed to include four levels of multifamily housing—a total of 195 apartments— perched over a single floor of retail space, and nestled around five stories of parking.
The final footprint at Assembly Row features a complex layout of building wings separated by individual courtyards. The step-shaped apartment building includes four levels of residential wood framing over a podium level. To provide clear spans with minimal structural depth for the retail space on the street level, the podium was framed with the Filigree wide slab system. The parking garage was structured using a precast concrete double-steel system.