Boston, MA Albert, Righter & Tittmann (ART) has earned a 2022 Bulfinch Award as the Design Architects in the Commercial category for the BRIO Condominiums in Hingham, Mass. ART partners John Tittmann and J.B. Clancy oversaw the design of the project, in collaboration with contractor, Callahan Construction Managers, Inc.; landscape design, Brown, Richardson + Row, Inc.; with architect of record Bargmann, Hendrie + Archetype, Inc.
“We are honored to be recognized for the Brio Condominiums project as part of the larger revitalization of the Hingham Shipyard,” said Tittmann. “As an integral part of the shipyard fabric, Brio stands as a model for activating the streetscape and interpreting New England architecture.”
Brio, a new-construction luxury waterfront condominium development is a transformational project in The Launch at Hingham Shipyard. The shipyard was built during World War II to build destroyers and was operational from 1941 to 1945. The new building carries a naval theme forward. Its façade is an interpretation of a shipyard aesthetic, complete with panels that feature exposed fasteners to reflect the rivets of a battleship.
The mixed-use 120,000 s/f complex, whose loft-like design was inspired by the industrial architecture of the shipyard, houses 77 one- and two-bedroom condos in its five stories.
As a way of defining and activating the streetscape, the southeast facade of the building continues the existing street wall of Shipyard Dr.
Human-scaled elements on the lower floors respond to the pedestrian-friendly environment along Shipyard Drive including individual unit entries, porticos, tenant gardens and street trees.
Each unit has an open floor plan and a Juliette balcony to capture the sunsets over the water. High ceilings, oversize windows and private terraces define the units; the penthouses have roof decks.