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Swift Factory

M. Swift & Sons Gold Leaf Factory

Bruner Cott Swift Factory Robert Benson Photography
Swift Factory © Robert Benson Photography | Bruner Cott | Hartford, Connecticut
Swift Factory by David Tatem SMALL
Swift Factory © David Tatem | Hartford, Conneticut
Type Offices Retail/Commercial Arts/Entertainment
Location Hartford, Connecticut
Built 1887-1948
Project partners

Bruner/Cott Architects


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This former gold leafing factory has been transformed into a multi-faceted community center that will focus on food production as well as wellness and nutrition. The center will serve the community, offering training and entrepreneurship opportunities to locals. Spaces within the mixed-use complex include offices, co-working spaces, artist studios, commercial incubator kitchens, and an indoor hydroponic farm. MHA consulted on the National Register nomination and historic tax credits for the $35 million project.

  • Building Design + Construction | 2021 Reconstruction Award - Silver Winner
  • Built Environment Plus | 2021 Green Building Showcase Market Leader Award – Equity + Inclusion