Atelier et Alia is an architecture, research, and design firm invested in creating impactful and innovative contemporary designs. Rethinking challenges to discover simple, economical solutions, we create distinctive environments that strategically resolve the many needs of a project.

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INTERLOCK House|Community

INTERLOCK House|Community

October 4, 2017

INTERLOCK, a multi-family community of tiny houses, receives a Honorable Mention in Volume Zero’s international “Tiny House” design competition.

Small Projects | Big Transformations

Small Projects | Big Transformations

September 13, 2017

When it comes to a renovation with an especially tight budget, strategically incorporating existing elements allows for a more efficient and feasible approach, and the right small changes can be remarkably transformative.

Architecture Matters

Architecture Matters

September 11, 2017

We are honored to be part of ArchitectureBoston’s 20th Anniversary issue with Christina Marsh’s review of Aaron Betsky’s new book, “Architecture Matters”.

Under Construction

Under Construction

September 1, 2017

As Atelier et Alia nears the first anniversary of its founding, it has been great summer of having several projects under construction.

Public|Work space

Public|Work space

May 11, 2017

New trends in working, with increased mobility and a greater emphasis on collaboration, hold an exciting potential to create a new ecology of public spaces within our city.

Boston BRT Competition Entry: Urban Lens

Boston BRT Competition Entry: Urban Lens

May 3, 2017

This proposal for the BostonBRT station is a direct response to the urban experience, a framework through which to perceive our city and our neighborhoods, and a blank canvas that relies on the community to provide its content.

Zoning + Small Units

Zoning + Small Units

February 8, 2017

As the nature of housing solutions evolve to meet Boston’s need for more compact affordable units in low to mid-density neighborhoods, the zoning code will need to become more nuanced.

Possibilities of the In-Between

Possibilities of the In-Between

January 16, 2017

The mix of scales of the project tapped into the dynamic potential of the East Cambridge neighborhood and its different architectures, without defining it too tightly.

City-House

City-House

January 4, 2017

City-House, our entry for the Housing Innovation Competition: Garrison Trotter, re-envisions the townhouse typology to create a prototype for small household living in low- to medium-density neighborhoods.