Location: 70 Leo M. Birmingham Parkway, Brighton, MA 02135
Completion Date: 2022
Client: Jumbo Capital
Size: 87,000 SF
Leo Birmingham, slated for completion in 2022, will provide Brighton with 79 residential units as well as a roof deck, fitness room; fireplace lounge with co-working cafe; private dining area; club room; amenity lobby; and ground level commercial space for WeWork and GameZone. RODE is in charge of the interior design and overall concept features of the new building, with Hendren Associates serving as architect.
RODE integrated two locally-driven design concepts for the interiors:
"The Athletic Scholar" - Featuring sophisticated wood tones, whites/creams, maroons, browns, and plaids, the scheme pulls from the many nearby universities, such as Harvard, Boston University, and MIT, with references to notable collegiate activities such as The Head of the Charles.
"The Loft" - This theme will feature a darker color scheme, raw lighting and edgier materials—think of a rock star's music loft. The Brighton area is known for its music venues, and this concept references the neighborhood's subculture, bringing up memories of the Paradise Rock Club, Great Scott, and the infamous Aerosmith apartment on Commonwealth Avenue.