Assembly Row

Somerville, Massachusetts
United States

Assembly Row preserves and reintroduces eight large steel structures from the original Ford Motor Company assembly factory building, which gave the site its name. The industrial character of these structures establishes a renewed relationship with the waterfront, defining the pedestrian gateway to the waterfront park.

Lighting emphasizes the massive open steel structures from within, with only the pillars lit from below. The public realm experience is brought to life through the use of color, texture, signage and specialty lighting strategies, all of which contribute to the creation of a vibrant urban district in Somerville.

This $1.5 billion mixed-use neighborhood includes offices, stores, hundreds of homes, a new Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) station, and a refurbished park.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Mixed Use
  • 1,750,000 sq.ft. | 162,580 sq.m.
    $1.5 B
  • Elkus Manfredi Architects (Block 1 & 4)
    Spagnolo Gisness & Associates (Block 3)
    Copley Wolff Design Group
  • Gustav Hoiland / Ken Richardson