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Dot Block

Creating an atmosphere of culturally diverse energy through careful master planning and design

  • 415K

    Square Feet

  • 1.25

    Acres of Open Space

  • Dorchester, Boston, MA

    Dorchester, Boston, MA

Connecting living with retail in a culturally diverse Boston neighborhood

Dot Block comprises nearly a full block in the Glover’s Corner area of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Previously, a run-down, single-story light industrial and retail park, Samuels & Company and Wintergold LLC set out to connect the existing residential fabric of the Meetinghouse Hill neighborhood with the neighborhood retail character. They reached out to our team to help.

We provided master planning, architecture, and interior design services for this project consisting of residential and retail mixed-use space, connecting multiple neighborhoods and creating an atmosphere of culturally diverse energy. We organized the area around a series of pedestrian-focused streets and landscaped area. Neighborhood retail and workspaces front a living shared street, or woonerf, leading to a central plaza. These spaces connect to a large urban green that opens near the residential focused perimeter with landscaped stoop style unit entries.

Along with revitalizing the area, Dot Block provides several designated income restricted apartments as part of the City of Boston’s Neighborhood Diversity Preservation Policy.

At a Glance

  • Samuels & Company
  • Wintergold LLC
Meet Our Team

Steve Basque, Senior Principal, Interior Design

I am a passionate believer in the power of good design to transform workplaces, elevate multi-unit housing, and energize commercial projects.
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Jocelyn Downing Robertson, Senior Associate, Interior Design

I love being able to affect someone’s experience and mood with an environment I helped create.
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James Gray, Senior Principal, Architecture

Housing satisfies a universal human need, and in that mandate there is the challenge I relish: design solutions at a range of scales, from the individual eye and hand to the macro level of a city.

Mark Soltysiak, Senior Associate, Architecture

Strong relationships across many disciplines allow me to create innovative housing designs that meet the needs of communities and clients.
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Steve Basque

Senior Principal, Interior Design

Jocelyn  Downing Robertson

Senior Associate, Interior Design

James Gray

Senior Principal, Architecture

Mark Soltysiak

Senior Associate, Architecture

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