In the third phase of work on Pilot House following the 1996 renovation and addition and the 2014 corporate work space renovation, DSK designs the next set of upgrades to this historic waterfront building in Boston’s North End.
This project included multiple spaces in the building; commercial offices, a kitchen, and a gym. The team worked closely with our clients to work through challenges and find thoughtful solutions for the complicated program needs. With an emphasis on sustainability, features such as the gym were designed and built with the future in mind. The basement of Pilot House has flooded multiple times in the past, with its location on the waterfront and the rising sea level the new gym and locker rooms are designed to accept the inevitable flooding. All finishes and materials below a seven foot water line resists moisture and can be easily cleaned when the water recedes. Pilot House may be a historic 1850’s building, but it is being brought into the future with LEED-EB certification and resilient design.