WATERTOWN, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phoenix Construction Group, Inc. (PCGI), one of Boston’s leading residential and commercial design/build firms, has been awarded two Gold PRISM Awards from the Builders Association of Greater Boston. The awards, which recognize housing industry professionals for excellence in building, design, sales and marketing, were presented to PCGI principals Dani Chedid and Karnig Ostayan (www.pcgiboston.com) at a gala ceremony on October 14, 2009.
Underlining the breadth of its expertise, PCGI’s PRISM awards honor two distinct projects: the meticulous design/build of a moderately sized townhouse in Cambridge and the respectful conversion of an historic Watertown church and rectory into a high-end, multi-unit condo development.
“It’s very gratifying to receive awards honoring two very different projects,” says Ostayan. “This recognition underlines Phoenix’s commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and thoughtful, innovative design for all projects, regardless of type or size.”
The first of PCGI’s two PRISM awards is for Best Attached Home Under 1,500 Square Feet. The building is part of Maple Commons, a small grouping of homes designed and built by PCGI on the site of a former one story commercial plaza in Cambridge. Homes were constructed using only historical styles and colors, including a copper roof over the front watershed to match the downspouts. Interiors feature handsome floor plans with spacious, well-lit rooms, clean lines, and lots of space for family gathering and entertaining. Placement of the winning home and two others were carefully considered to create a charming community feeling.
PCGI’s second Gold Award is for Best Conversion, recognizing Bell Tower Place, the nine-unit condominium development built within a landmark church and rectory in Watertown. The firm devoted tremendous time and energy to the painstaking restoration of the church’s gothic exterior, while crafting an innovative yet respectful rethinking of its interior spaces. All Bell Tower residences feature original detailing and take advantage of the building’s soaring ceilings and tall windows. Unit floor plans are elegant and dramatic, with flexible designs that accommodate both large gatherings and private moments. Every unit includes original detailing, including wooden doors, windows, and openings. This exceptional project has also received a 2008 Contractor of the Year Gold Award and a 2009 Environmental Preservation Award from the Town of Watertown’s Historic Commission.
Phoenix Construction Group, Inc. is an award-winning design/build firm in Watertown, MA. The company was founded in 2003 to address the building needs of residential and commercial redevelopment projects by providing premium remodeling and restoration services, as well as expert advice on architecture, design, and construction.
For more information, please call Chris Kelly, Fifth House Public Relations, at 617/532-0574 or ckelly at fifthhousepr.com, or visit www.pcgiboston.com .