E+ Mission Hill
Location: 796-778 Parker Street / 77 Terrace Street, Boston, MA 02120
Client: City of Boston / Department of Neighborhood Development
Size: 52,000 SF + 14,000 SF of community gardens
RODE’s approach for developing a plan for the Parker and Terrace sites is a simple, symbiotic urban relationship between public garden and private residences. Given the City of Boston’s E+ Green Communities Program and its effort to bring in a new era of energy positive development, RODE's investigation sought the best solution with respect to building orientation and overall site sustainability. The placement of the garden and building optimize solar orientation for both components, where higher, unobstructed facades and roof surfaces get maximum exposure for photovoltaics. Likewise, the garden enjoys full exposure throughout the growing season.