Boston Public Garden Tool House

Utile is working with the Boston Public Facilities Department and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to restore and expand the existing historic Tool House in Boston’s Public Garden, the America’s first public botanical garden. The project consists of a 650 square foot gut renovation of an existing 1950s Victorian-style structure, and the construction of a new 800 square foot secondary building. This expansion aims to provide much needed space for equipment storage and operations while carefully adapting to the various constraints of the site, including its adjacency to rare specimen trees. The new structure reinterprets the existing building’s Victorian façade elements in a modern and subdued language, allowing its newly-restored historic neighbor to remain the primary feature. 

2023-11-16_South Elevation Close up copy
2023-06-20_South Elevation-Further away
2023-01-22_Yard_Gate Closed_Solid
2023-06-22_North Elevation-Recovered copy
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