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Our architectural studio offers a collaborative approach to design regardless of project type, scale, or budget. We emphasize environmentally sound design solutions that yield sophisticated, innovative and energy efficient outcomes. Our team is well versed in Passive House, Living Building Challenge, LEED, Deep Energy Retrofits and Net Zero Energy buildings. Creative problem solving is an important element of our approach, uncovering hidden opportunities, turning problems into solutions and shortcomings into advantages through design allowing us to deliver the most value to our clients.

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Just 2.0 Recertified

Next Phase Studios has renewed its certification with the Just 2.0 label. The label is administered by the International Living Futures Institute and serves as a “nutrition label” for firms that want to track their social justice commitment and provide policy transparency. We are happy to announce that we have seen improvements in our Just […]

Groundbreaking has begun at Canton Valley Housing Development

We have officially broken ground at the Fitchburg Housing Authority Canton Valley apartments! This Comprehensive Sustainability Initiative (CSI) project for 48-unit 1950s housing complex includes all components to be energy efficient with low emissions and upgrades to accessibility. This project is one of the most significant projects undertaken by the Fitchburg Housing Authority in almost […]

Demolition at New Forest Hills Residence

We have begun demolition on a gut renovation project next door to our previously completed triple-decker (3-family) project on Forest Hills Street. The home is an early 1900s Victorian 3-family building that has undergone some additions and alterations. In our renovation, we are reframing the interior while saving the original pocket doors, reframing the rear […]

Village Court

This is a fascinating retrofit of an innovative elderly housing project from the “Solar Seventies” in Mattapoisett, MA. Solar gain is being managed and envelop upgrades performed while preserving the intent and informal meeting and “front yards” provided by the internal 2-story gallery. While some aspects of the passive storage have been long abandoned, the […]

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Haverhill High School Gym

Demolition of the gymnasium roof at Haverhill High School has officially begun! The project is part of MSBA’s Accelerated Repair Program. Our scope includes a replacement of the original 1960’s barrel-vaulted gymnasium roof. In this project, new insulation under a new membrane roof will be installed to bring the building to meet energy Stretch Code […]

Boston Building Resources

The project was to completely re-organize and upgrade the Warehouse and Retail sales area of the Building Materials Re-use Center. The project included a complete new high-performance envelope recladding the engineered building. Then conversion to high performance electric Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) for space conditioning and DHW. The installation of a solar array on […]

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