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The Brookliner

Architecture, interior design, branding, and sustainability planning services for a mixed-use, multi-family residential neighborhood

  • 132K

    Square Feet

  • 108


  • $73M

    Construction Value

  • Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts

    Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts

Invigorating Brighton with residential refined elegance in Washington Square

Nestled in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood, The Brookliner is a new apartment community that invigorates the Washington Street corridor running between Brighton and Brookline. We provided architecture, interior design, branding, and sustainability planning services for this mixed-use, multi-family residential neighborhood—with 108 rental units, ground floor retail, and a variety of building amenity spaces, all near public transportation.

We carefully designed the buildings, of wood frame on podium construction, to fit the neighborhood and reflect Brookline’s refined elegance and understated style—coupled with a warm hued exterior façade and inviting street level retail. After receiving community feedback, we refined the buildings to include more affordable units. We also doubled the number of three-bedroom apartments and designed wider sidewalks, with crosswalk and bike lane improvements, and a lower overall building volume. Second level amenities include a fitness center as well as a clubhouse with a kitchen and seating areas. The clubhouse leads directly to an expansive roof terrace with multiple grill stations, fire pits, and lounge chairs showcasing beautiful views of Brighton.

The Brookliner breathes new life into a previously underutilized site, invigorating Brighton with residential refined elegance.

At a Glance

  • KIG Real Estate Advisors, LLC
  • Washington Square Ventures
Meet Our Team

Tamara Roy, Principal, Architecture

I pursue artful solutions in every design project—turning constraints into opportunities for creative invention.

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.

Krista Bourque, Principal, Branding Strategies

A distinctive brand is a critical asset. It resonates with target audiences, creates meaningful emotional connections and directly impacts the bottom line.
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Mark Soltysiak, Principal, Architecture

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

Jenya Guillemin, Senior Associate, Branding Strategies

To create compelling brand visuals, you must tap into the optimal combination of intuition, reasoning, logic, and art.
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Tamara Roy

Principal, Architecture

Jocelyn  Downing Robertson

Senior Associate, Interior Design

James Gray

Senior Principal, Architecture

Krista Bourque

Principal, Branding Strategies

Mark Soltysiak

Principal, Architecture

Jenya Guillemin

Senior Associate, Branding Strategies

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