Historic renovation in Cambridge, MA, wins preservation award

The renovation of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority’s Bishop Allen Social Services Center in Cambridge, Mass., won a 2022 Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission. The award honors outstanding projects and notable individuals who conserve and protect the city’s architecture and heritage.  

IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design and construction administration services for the historic renovation, which converted four 1850’s-era row houses into nonprofit office space. The renovation modernized the building and allowed the nonprofit tenants to remain in their building with affordable rent. 

IMEG’s design for the four-story, 18,000-sf renovation included a new sprinkler system and fire alarm changes, permanent AC cooling, plumbing design for ADA requirements, power to new mechanical systems, new lighting, and IT/AV support. The building was also made ADA-compliant and the historic façade was restored. 

Read more about the project here. 


Photo courtesy of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority.