New Boston Harbor Development Tackles Waterfront Resiliency
Clippership Wharf, highlighted at this year’s AIA conference, is designed to manage storms and long-term sea-level rise
Colin Flavin | Houzz Contributor
The Clippership Wharf is a new 7-acre mixed-use development located in East Boston along the Harborwalk, a pedestrian pathway fronting Boston’s historic harbor. It was the subject of a workshop titled “Waterfront Resiliency: Architecture & Site Strategies” at the American Institute of Architects Conference on Architecture, which took place in Las Vegas in June.
Three of the project’s leaders — environmental planner Jamie Fay of Fort Point Associates, architect Andrew Stebbins of The Architectural Team and landscape architect Robert Adams of Halvorson Design — discussed the increase in regular flooding as well as intermittent storm flooding that low-lying cities like Boston are experiencing. They showed how the Clippership Wharf project can serve as a case study to tackle many of these challenges in projects big and small.
Clippership Wharf rendering from The Architectural Team and Lendlease