Montaje Courtyard & Sky Deck

Project Completion
April 2018

Location
Somerville, MA

Size
16,500 sq. ft.

The 21-story Sky Deck and second-story courtyard add a cumulative 16,500 square feet of outdoor living space for residents of Montaje, a mixed-use building at Assembly Row in Somerville.

COURTYARD
The second floor interior courtyard provides a dynamic community space fit with Bocce court, pool, lawn, outdoor kitchen, and countless landscape features.

Recover installed over 200 linear feet of precast seat wall, precast banding on setting beds, pavers on pedestals, a granite patio, and custom corten edging to retain soil in beds. With soil depths from six inches to four feet, the courtyard features grading variations as well as an intensive plant palette of maple trees, woody and herbaceous perennials, grasses, groundcover, and lawn. These distinctive design choices add dimension and visual interest to the space.

SKY DECK
The Sky Deck features intimate seating, skyline views, and sculptural plantings to create Somerville’s highest oasis.   

Recover carpenters installed decking and wrapped pergola columns with FSC certified ipe, creating the feeling of relaxing in a forest canopy.  The deck is framed by raw steel banding and custom-fabricated corten planters surrounded by a variety of paver styles. Recover also installed several interactive installations including a tower viewer and sundial, giving residents even more ways to enjoy the sweeping views.

 View from the top. May 2015
 

Photographer
Patrick Rogers Photography 

Client Name
Federal Realty 

Landscape Architect
Copley Wolff

Architect
Stantec

General Contractor
Callahan

Hardscaping Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Irrigation Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Plant Types
Maple trees, woody & herbaceous perennials, grasses, groundcover, lawn

Steel Fabrication
ViewPoint Architectural Metals

Waterproofing
Tremco

Hardscaping Materials
Swenson Granite,
Hanover



COMMERCIAL

RESIDENTIAL

SCHOOLS

FOOD ROOFS

INTERIORS