Information Commons and Cafetorium
Client: North Bennet Street School
Location: North End, Boston, MA
Size: 560 gsf
Construction Cost: $220K
Bruce T. Martin
The new gallery provides a place to receive visitors and to educate the public about the history, activities and completed work of the school’s eight departments. JLA created a solution which organizes the various display needs into vertical bands using custom fabricated multi-functional cabinetry. At mid-height a continuous mural of illuminated black and white photographs documents the school’s culture and history. An undulating wood ceiling conceals existing mechanicals and provides openings for flexible lighting placement. At the center of the space a rolling counter allows reconfiguration of the room from retail mode to reception and gallery use.
Jonathan Levi Architects