Morton Apartments at Museum Square Proposal – Lawrence, Massachusetts
Umberto designed this project many years ago, as a young architect while in the employ of a larger Boston firm.
The design for this residential development included an apartment building comprised of 220 rental units and structured parking for 530 cars. A large portion of the residential units was designated to occupy part of the existing Morton Building, one of the prototypes of industrial architecture in the City of Lawrence. The rest of the rental units, together with the structured parking, were fitted into a new structure, adjoining the historic one.
The lower floors of the existing Morton Building were also allocated to the City for the relocation of its municipal offices. This gesture was part of a larger plan, envisioned to revitalize the downtown area and the Canal Corridor area. A textile museum, located across from the Morton Apartments, was also part of the vision for this area, hence the name of this development.