MBTA Shawmut Station

Architectural design for restoration of historic subway station headhouse and improvements to platforms

Shawmut Station on the MBTA’s Red Line is comprised of a 1927 neo-classical one-story brick headhouse with subsurface platforms set off a commercial street and nested within a middle-class residential neighborhood. C7A restored the historic headhouse, creating new vertical circulation to meet ADA requirements, coordinated the structural remediation and waterproofing, and upgraded the pedestrian pathways and landscape. The restored headhouse recalls the original design intent, adding two structural elements at each side for elevator access to the platform below. Landscaping of the approaches to the station provides buffers for sound while leaving the openness required for safety at night.