123 Packard Avenue

  • Medford/Somerville
  • Active
Artist's rendering of 123 Packard Avenue

Campus: Medford/Somerville 
Status: Active

School: Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Estimated Completion: Summer 2024 
Design Architect: LDa Architecture and Interiors
Construction: Groom Construction

Description of 123 Packard Avenue

Located at the corner of Packard Avenue and Talbot Avenue on the lower campus, this former fraternity house will be transformed into modern housing for graduate students at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, providing living amenities for 27 residents with a garden-level common room and a beautifully landscaped courtyard for community gatherings and events.

Project Design Priorities

Innovation and Collaboration
The building’s small-scale setting provides a comfortable environment for residents to connect and collaborate.  

Community, Connections, and Well-Being
Spacious shared kitchens and common spaces will allow residents to gather, relax, and connect in non-classroom settings. A new, beautifully landscaped courtyard and garden-level common room will provide ample space for community events and celebrations.  

With a focus on sustained energy efficiency, the building will include enhanced insulation, new windows, and energy efficient heat pump systems.  

The renovation will feature an accessible entrance on Talbot Avenue and a three-level elevator, providing wheelchair access to 75% of the building. All bedrooms and bathrooms will be sized to meet ADA clearances.

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