The construction at 45 Poplar is moving full speed ahead. With the exception of a few isolated spots, the demolition is complete. And while we uncovered a few unexpected things (it wouldn't be a true construction project without a few wild cards, right?), fortunately nothing has left us scratching our heads for too long.
One of the benefits of working "design-build" as a team of builders and architects is that we have the capacity to be very agile and make adjustments on the fly. As we've begun to frame out the typical 1-bedroom units, we've been able to see where the walls are, spend time in the space, and then tweak things in response. We've had multiple coordination meetings with the sub-contractors to discuss and revise the heating/cooling strategies and adjust the lighting to better fit the space. And while this process can make the day-to-day a bit hectic, there's no question we end up with better buildings and spaces as a result.
Here are a few progress photos.