Neighborhood bay windows reaching outward

Neighborhood bay windows reaching outward
‘World Window’/JLA Varibond masonry

‘World Window’/JLA Varibond masonry
Welcoming hand entrance

Welcoming hand entrance
Scientific glass transforms with the light

Scientific glass transforms with the light
Glazed science classrooms as the central theme

Glazed science classrooms as the central theme
Light-filled learning commons

Light-filled learning commons
Alighting stair

Alighting stair
Beehive section of academic activity

Beehive section of academic activity
Breaking down the scale: the cohort center

Breaking down the scale: the cohort center
Flexible services STEM science exploratory

Flexible services STEM science exploratory
Glazed teacher offices & usable public space

Glazed teacher offices & usable public space
’Wonderstanding’ on arrival

’Wonderstanding’ on arrival
Collaboration balconies poised for learning

Collaboration balconies poised for learning
Details to engage all the senses

Details to engage all the senses
‘World Window’ teaching alcove

‘World Window’ teaching alcove
Sample Description
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Boston's new school is among the first purpose-built STEM schools in the nation

Dearborn STEM Middle/High School

City of Boston, Boston, MA

A major City initiative towards an improved future for the residents of Roxbury, this new neighborhood public middle/high school represents a new kind of educational building – a school without corridors that fosters inter-relatedness and transparency. The fabric of the STEM educational environment includes spaces for small-scale learning, collaboration, hybrid learning, project-based explorations and community engagement. The building is broken down into three educational communities or ‘cohorts.’ Each is sited on a different level and is centered on a satellite collaboration space, glass walled science exploratories and an office suite with dean’s office, staff preparation and reception area.

Size: 128,000 gsf 

Recognition

  • 2013 and 2020 Harleston Parker Medal City of Boston/AIA/Boston Society for Architecture
  • 2020 Award of Honor AIA/Boston Society for Architecture

Planning Studies

Site Plan
Site Plan
Floor Plans
Floor Plans
Aerial view
Aerial view