McElwain School Apartments
Type: Historic Renovation and New Construction
Duration: 21 months
Size: 57 units
Prellwitz Chilinski Associates
CC MPZ Main Street LLC
The McElwain School Apartments redevelopment will provide an affordable mix of one-, two-, and three- bedroom apartments to families in the Bridgewater community.
This design included preserving the historic and natural appearance of the preexisting school which had been vacant for the past 30 years. At the rear of the school, a three-story new detached building was designed to complement its historic neighbors while also adding a contemporary aesthetic which reflects current architecture. The new structure was built to Passive House standards and includes a community room and gym for its residents. This 57-unit project is located in the heart of Bridgewater and also offers a community park and playground to neighboring families.