Project Principal, MTMA architects
Porter Hotel LLC
Total Area: 23,800 sf + 12,000 sf parking
Status: - Construction Spring 2013
On The Boards
Essex Hotel Peabody
Peabody Square Mixed-Use
PowderHouse Arts Center Somerville, Massachusetts
1924 Massachusetts Ave
The Porter Square Hotel is a small, 65 room, boutique hotel and restaurant in the heart of Porter Square, Cambridge.
Fronting onto Mass Ave and abutting a residential neighborhood, the brick and granite clad 5 story structure fits the scale of it's urban surroundings, with a step-back at the 4th level to create a roof terrace wrapping three sides of the building. The ground level restaurant opens out to a sidewalk cafe and the rear half of the site will be a landscaped garden, a green roof on the below-grade garage. The rooms are a mix of efficiently laid-out single rooms and suites and a sun-lit atrium brings natural light into the heart of the building.