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Future Deckers

We're holding workshops with the Boston Society for Architecture to bring together the community around the stories and future of our triple deckers.

Our workshops will include:
 
  • residents and artists
  • architects and developers, and
  • other community stakeholders.

You can learn more about the project, and complete our survey, at the bottom of this page.

Have questions? Contact us:

Housing Innovation Lab

About the project

Triple or three deckers were built en masse between 1880 and 1930. The structure is well regarded for its architectural and economic value. It represented a new approach to cultivating density in urban neighborhoods. Triple deckers also brought increased opportunities for:

  • housing
  • homeownership, and
  • wealth building.

The triple decker is more importantly a physical manifestation of the generations of residents who have called Boston home. As we explore its history, the project itself looks to the future for the next iteration of the triple decker. Our project aims to unlock ideas and visions to help tackle our housing crisis, whether that's:

  • an adaptation of the triple decker
  • something entirely new, or
  • something in between.