Hybrid automobiles have been getting a lot of media attention recently. Hybrid architecture? Not so much. A recent article detailing the controversy surrounding a cafeteria-cum-bar at a Philadelphia charter school made me smile. Nevertheless, there are some hybrids currently under development in our own backyard that are super-laudable. Notably, the efforts of Hostelling Boston and Emerson College to develop the property at 25 Stuart Street into a hybrid hostel and college dormitory. The idea is simple and certainly not new. The residence hall can house students in a portion of the building during the Fall, Winter, and Spring, but then do a seasonal space transfer to the Hostel to help meet peak summer demand. The location next to Jacob Wirth can’t hurt, either!