ABA served as the Preservation Architect for the adaptive reuse of the historic Charles Street Jail into The Liberty Hotel. As a project which sought historic tax credits, the team worked with numerous agencies including the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the Boston Landmarks Commission, the National Park Service and the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
ABA guided the exterior and interior restoration of this $270M project, working with Massachusetts General Hospital, Carpenter & Company, and Cambridge Seven Associates. The central rotunda of the historic jail was restored, forming the core of the Hotel and featuring the building’s trademark windows. All of the Hotel’s public spaces are located within the historic building, including the reception lobby, restaurants, bars and grand ballroom. This project has received awards from the Victorian Society in America, Massachusetts Historical Commission, and the Boston Preservation Alliance.