The Little Building
The Little Building in Boston, known as the "City Under One Roof," was a pioneering structure when constructed in the early 1900s. Initially, a land surveyor was hired by Elkus Manfredi Architects for architectural drawings, but then recommended involving the Existing Conditions team instead. Faced with significant deterioration, Existing Conditions created a Building Information Model of the occupied building's exterior shell and interior.
The extensive renovation plans involved demolishing the four exterior walls while preserving the columns and floor slabs, resulting in a complete redesign. Over a decade, this ambitious project successfully preserved the building's historical significance while creating a lively and eco-friendly urban environment.
Location: Boston, MA
Client: Elkus Manfredi and Emerson College
Services: 2D CAD, Exterior Elevations, Floor Plans, Roof Plans, Reflected Ceiling Plans
Categories: Artifact/Mesh Scanning, Historic, Academic
Equipment: Hand-held scanner that gets accuracy of the sub-millimeter level
Existing Conditions collaborates closely with all clients, and although it is not formal, we see each project as a partnership, as we are both stakeholders in the success.