40 Berkeley

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40 Berkeley Exterior at Night

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40 Berkeley

Boston, MA

Situated in Boston’s historic South End and within walking distance to the city’s major tourist attractions, 40 Berkeley is a well-known hotel-hostel hybrid that offers an affordable alternative for the cost-conscious traveler.

Kaplan recently completed the first phase of construction to improve the architecturally significant, but aging space. The seven-story, 73,000 SF building underwent renovations to modernize and revitalize bathrooms, HVAC systems, and common areas before the summer travel season. Exterior work included a full roof replacement and improvements to the private courtyard. A new electrical service was brought in via the courtyard, and the existing courtyard wall was rebuilt. The dramatic entry and lobby area received aesthetic improvements. The building remained partially occupied throughout construction.

In the fall of 2017, Kaplan began the second phase of renovations. This phase will focus on ADA accessibility improvements, and the installation of electrical systems to support the new HVAC systems. The project is slated to be complete in the fall of 2018.


The Mount Vernon Company


Prellwitz Chilinski Associates

Services Provided

  • Preconstruction Planning
  • Construction Management