Boston Young Men’s Christian Union


Constructed in 1873, the Boston Young Men's Christian Union was designated a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 1977 and added to the National Historic Register in 1980. The renovation of the High Victorian Gothic-style structure consisted of major changes to both the exterior façade and interior facilities and finishes. Construction mitigation and logistics were of the utmost of importance for this occupied building as many occupants needed to be temporarily relocated during construction.

Project Information

Location: 48 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Completion: 2002

Contract Value: $10.1 million

Size: 80,000 SF

Type:  Renovation & Historical Restoration

Owner: Boston Young Men’s Christian Union

Designer: Rowe Design Group, Inc., Arlington, MA

Delivery Method: Design / Bid / Build (Private)

"The dedication and commitment W.T. Rich demonstrated to ensure the project schedule was met without sacrificing quality or workmanship did not go unnoticed. There is no question that W.T. Rich delivers high-value service and we were proud to have had this association.”

Monica Burke, Boston Young Men's Christian Union
Boston Young Men's Christion Union