Boston Young Men’s Christian Union

OVERVIEW

Boston Young Men's Christian Union is a historic building at 48 Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts, which was built in 1873 and constructed in a High Victorian Gothic style. The renovation of the structure consisted of a complete building renovation, including major changes to both the exterior façade and interior facilities and finishes.  W.T. Rich was hired as the Construction Manager for this private project to oversee and implement all aspects of the construction process.  Construction mitigation and logistics were of the utmost of importance for this occupied building as many occupants needed to be temporarily relocated during construction.

The building was designated a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 1977 and added to the National Historic Register in 1980.

HIGHLIGHTS

Project Information

Location: 48 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Completion: 2002

Contract Value: $10.1 million

Size: 80,000 SF

Type:  Renovation and Historical Restoration

Owner: Boston Young Men’s Christian Union

Designer: Rowe Design Group, Inc., Arlington, MA

Delivery Method: Design / Bid / Build (Private)

CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS

"In a short amount of time, you literally gutted and rebuilt the Boston Young Men’s Christian Union Building. The dedication and commitment W. T. Rich demonstrated to ensure the project schedule was met without sacrificing quality or workmanship did not go unnoticed. When an unexpected pre-existing design condition was encountered, your team was up to the task of providing prompt remediation. There is no question that W. T. Rich delivers high-value service and we were proud to have had this association.”

Monica Burke, Construction Administrator
BYMCU
Renovation Project

  • "In a short amount of time, you literally gutted and rebuilt the Boston Young Men’s Christian Union Building. The dedication and commitment W. T. Rich demonstrated to ensure the project schedule was met without sacrificing quality or workmanship did not go unnoticed. When an unexpected pre-existing design condition was encountered, your team was up to the task of providing prompt remediation. There is no question that W. T. Rich delivers high-value service and we were proud to have had this association.”

    Monica Burke, Construction Administrator
    BYMCU
    Renovation Project