1 Albion Way, Lincoln, Rhode Island

Helicon Design is providing core and shell alterations for this adaptive re-use project by FoxRock Properties — the former Rhode Island headquarters of Cross Pen. Amenities include a new main lobby, fitness, cafe and game areas. Lines of light were ...

Vermont Modern

Worcester, VT

This single-story design takes advantage of a magnificent sloping site that is accessed by a new bridge over a stream bordering the property. The young family are collectors of antique fixtures and accessories and find the open-plan and shed roof ...

‘Heliconia’ House I
"The Surveyor"


2020 — the plague year — got us thinking about optimism; the scarcity of it, the need for it. We dusted off our long-time love of Mid-Century Modern — to us, one of architecture’s more optimistic residential moments. Post-war modernism didn’t encounter ...

Ambulance Facility


Helicon led the design team for this 15,000 SF $2mil renovation proposal which studied the adaptive re-use of a vacated light industrial building for the emergency call center and garage for a 16-unit ambulance team. Design challenges included a two ...

Woburn High-Bay Flex

Woburn, MA

This high-bay single-use proposed tenant building is designed with premanufactured technology and for a design-build construction management sequence. Clerestory glazing allows natural light into the production floor. Helicon Design has provided preliminary design of structural bay layout, cladding and glazing ...

Riley Point Ranch

Laconia, New Hampshire

This preliminary design was commissioned for a remodel of an existing ranch house with commanding water views to Governors’ Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Prior builder features and additions needed changing, as well as a gut-renovation of the ...

Centro de Adoración Vida Nueva

Worcester, MA

Centro de Adoración Vida Nueva (New Life Worship Center)  is a small congregation in Worcester, MA currently housed in an office building. Instead of renovating that structure, their new plan is to convert an industrial building on the property, once ...

The Whaler’s Inn

Mystic, CT

Helicon Design provided planning and design services on the landmark The Whaler’s Inn renovation in downtown Mystic, Connecticut. Services include master planning, relocation of the main lobby to the complex’s corner facing the main Mystic shopping district, a new meeting suite, and ...

The Shops at Chestnut Green

Foxboro, MA

Chestnut Green is an adaptive re-use of one of the former Massachusetts state hospitals that were closed in the mid-70’s, remained vacant and unheated, and fell into serious disrepair until its sale for redevelopment around 2005. Close to half of the square ...

Phytoscience Institute Prototype

Waterbury, VT

Prototype study for a research and development facility for a physician group conducting studies on medical marijuana and pain management products. Includes 20,000 square feet of indoor and greenhouse grow capacity, and full processing/production facilities.

The Water’s Edge

Westbrook, CT

This is the first of two base building renovations at a newly restyled office complex at the Assinnippi Office Park in Norwell, MA. This first renovation borrows theme and imagery taken from the local nearby landscape of the winding and ...

Hull Redevelopment Authority

Hull, MA

Multi-unit proposal in response to a Hull Redevelopment Authority RFP.

The Gleason Building

Lawrence, MA

Conversion of the historic six-story Gleason Building in downtown Lawrence into 18 condominium units.

“350” Office Park

Braintree, MA

Developers FoxRock Properties of Quincy often “turn around” or reposition assets in the commercial office market. For this project, two office building abutting the South Shore Plaza in Braintree are being upgraded and re-leased. Helicon is providing core and shell ...

South Shore Charter Public School

Norwell, MA

South Shore Charter Public School had a very aggressive schedule to expand and relocate the high school section of their school to a new location, nearby their original building. The owners of the new location, FoxRock Properties, had six months ...

Mass Medi-Spa

Norwell, MA

Mass Medi-Spa was to be among the first full-capability medical marijuana grow, processing and dispensary facilities in Massachusetts. Helicon headed the team’s roster of industry-specific consultants, developing the state-of-the-art construction and engineering solutions for this new sector. Please read more about the ...

Norwell Corporate Office

Norwell, MA

This conversion of a single-story former printing facility was planned as a new headquarters for a South Shore electronics and security company. Built in 1980, the facility was to be gutted and renovated into general office workspace and electronics storage and assembly space. The ...

2 Brooks Street

East Boston, MA

The Owner of this project, a tiny 1000 SF parcel, used it for parking and growing grapes in a redeveloping part of East Boston. Because of the tiny footprint, and the Boston zoning regulations which require on-site parking for new ...

254 Leyden Street

East Boston, MA

This site was a very narrow side yard of an existing double lot the Owner broke off for individual development. Dramatically, the existing site sloped from front to back up to an elevation of twenty five feet above the sidewalk, ...

1 Jewel Drive

Wilmington, MA

This new lobby branded the renovation of this former R+D building into a multi-tenant facility. The existing steel structure was exposed and accented to expand and update the space into a contemporary office location.

40 Horace Street

East Boston, MA

Available building parcels in East Boston are in general very small, and compliance with zoning is very demanding. At Horace Street, a very tight 1000 SF parcel was empty, and a single-family residence desired with parking out front. Only 16 ...

38 Bow Street

38 Bow Street is located on an unusually configured parcel and will be a complete gut-rehab of a 60 year-old residence. The design takes the vernacular of the house and adds contemporary additions to make a new composition that remains ...

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