commARCH Nov/Dec 2021 Issue - Page 42

C A S E S T U D Y
Once Courtrooms , Now Apartments
Project : Courthouse Lofts Location : Worcester , Massachusetts Architect : The Architectural Team ( TAT )
Courthouse Lofts is the certified historic rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the approximately 214,000-square-foot Old Worcester County Courthouse , originally built in 1845 , into a new multifamily mixed-income residential community . Located at 2 Main Street , the redevelopment of the Courthouse is part of a larger revitalization of Worcester ’ s Historic Lincoln Square district .
The design architecturally integrates four distinct , interconnected structures built between 1845 and 1955 . TAT ’ s team has crafted a single residential community in their comprehensive conversion , marrying modern amenities and functionality with thoughtful restoration and preservation of historic detailing and elements including original moldings , staircases , and courtroom furnishings .
Amenities at Courthouse Lofts include on-site maintenance and management , a media and game room , club room ideal for remote work and study , fitness center , beautifully landscaped courtyard , a pet spa , children ’ s playroom and outdoor playground , and on-site makerspace . commARCH // 42
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