Pierced by a new north-south pedestrian walkway the new school connects two sister ‘feeder’ schools to the north with a shared amphitheater and shared playfields. The overall building orientation combined with the specialized envelope maximizes daylighting of the classrooms and minimizes unequal heating and cooling loads. A sloped site section was employed to create a walkout basement which minimizes the bulk of the gymnasium. The Field’s innovative collaborative teaching culture inspired a quality of openness - with programmed use of public spaces and the visible celebration of student learning and achievement. This is evident in the numerous ‘break-out’ or public student project spaces distributed through the building.
Size: 65,390 gsf
2018 Award for Design Excellence, Citation AIA/New England
2016 International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design and The European Centre
Finalist 2017 & 2015 Harleston-Parker Medal AIA/Boston Society for Architecture & City of Boston
2015 Award for Design Excellence AIA/Boston Society for Architecture
2015 American Architecture Award The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre
Building of the Year: East, Runner-up The Architect’s Newspaper