ASHLEY MYER AND ASSOCIATES
Boston Architectural College, 1963-1966

The design posed the special challenge of being an exemplar and a neighbor. [The] solution is extremely clear about just how the structure is put together. It’s a rational system in which infill panels are articulated as separate from their supporting columns and beams of concrete, and specialized spaces are expressed as distinct volumes, as they are in Boston City Hall. Although there are no forms here exactly like the bay windows and projections that are common in the area, the shape of the units of the design bespeaks a similar concern for human size.

Donlyn Lyndon The City Observed: Boston, 1982

The solution was logical and simple. Stairs and utilities were grouped along one party wall to leave open, uninterrupted studio lofts, supported by a broad spanning concrete system.... The exterior forms arise from a direct expression of the interplay between functional volume and structure. Overhangs and shaded voids provide unity, rhythm and texture and help the building to fit in the Back Bay without recourse to more overt cultural references. Even so, the corner site ensures that the building stands out and announces its unique function.

William J. Curtis Boston: Forty Years of Modern Architecture, 1980