Encore Apparel Company is a premium apparel line specializing in vintage clothing that supports local communities (www.encoreapparel.com).
Their new headquarters was designed as an adaptive reuse of a turn-of-the-century industrial structure, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard district.
Historically, the building was used for shipbuilding. The massive, ramp-like structure originally extended the length of several city blocks, eventually slipping into Boston Harbor 300 yards away. Newly constructed vessels would roll down this "slipway" to hit the water for the first time.
Our finished space located beneath this slipway showcases the impressive concrete structure. Combined with industrial fixtures and lumber reclaimed from less than a mile away, we create a backdrop that reflects the ideals of the company it exhibits.
Program: Retail storefront - Encore Apparel Company
Location: Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
Area: 1,200 SF
Project Team: I. Kanda, C. Sledziona
GC: McCabe Construction
Reclaimed Wood: Longleaf Lumber