Boston, MA

Residence Inn Back Bay-Fenway


Located near Fenway Park and Kenmore Square, Residence Inn Back Bay-Fenway is a 175-room, extended-stay hotel. The 117,000 sq ft, eight-story building includes below-grade parking, ground-floor retail, an indoor swimming pool, and a rooftop terrace. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design.

SGH assisted with designing the building enclosure, including below-grade waterproofing, wall and fenestration systems, terrace and balcony waterproofing, and roofing. Highlights of our work include the following:

  • Reviewing the enclosure design and providing recommendations to improve performance
  • Developing details to integrate the various enclosure systems
  • Reviewing the design for interior walls separating dissimilar environments, including the indoor pool enclosure
  • Evaluating and establishing criteria for heat flow, vapor diffusion, air leakage, and waterproofing
  • Calculating as-designed exterior wall assembly U-Factors for energy code compliance
  • Providing construction administration services, including reviewing contractor submittals, shop drawings, and requests for information about the building enclosure and visiting the site to review construction progress to compare with the design intent
  • Conducting field air and water infiltration testing of curtain wall systems

Project Summary



Completion Date


Construction Value
New Construction
Building Enclosures | Performance & Code Consulting
Group One Partners, Inc.
Specialized Capabilities
Building Science | Roofing & Waterproofing | Energy & Sustainability

Key team members

Vince Cammalleri
Vince Cammalleri
Building Technology Region Head, East
Jason Der Ananian
Jason Der Ananian
Associate Principal