The Graphic is a two-building residential development in Charlestown, MA. The project consists of two multi-family buildings. The first is the adaptive reuse and renovation of an existing 50,000 SF, 3-story masonry structure into a 46-unit mixed-use apartment building. The second building is the construction of a new 136,000 SF, 5-story modular wood framed, residential mid-rise over a steel framed podium level garage. The modular building has 125 units constructed with 128 modular boxes.
VDC/BIM was utilized to facilitate the coordination of modular construction, with extra emphasis on coordination of MEP/FP systems for both projects and for site logistics planning. The use of VDC/BIM was essential to delivering an adaptive reuse and modular project smoothly. The existing 3-story chimney stack was carefully maintained during construction and was one of the characterizing features of the building.