The new Boston University Children’s Center was featured in BU Today. “In 2014, Boston University formed an advisory committee to look at its childcare options. To recruit and retain the best faculty and staff, Provost Jean Morrison said at the time, it was critical that the University support parents with high-quality childcare. Six years later that dream has been fully realized, with the reopening of the Boston University Children’s Center.” -Amy Laskowski, “Children’s Center Gets Expanded Home, Now Accepts Infants,” BU Today. Click here to read the article.
The Boston University Children’s Center is located in Brookline’s Cottage Farm Historic District at 10 Lenox Street. The 20,000-square-foot 1904 Tudor Revival mansion has been modernized while keeping the integrity of the building. Working closely with the Brookline Preservation Commission and the Town of Brookline, features like the stained glass windows have been preserved while fireplaces have been converted into cozy reading nooks. The indoor spaces have large play rooms with plenty of natural light and brightly colored walls, creating a welcoming environment for children and families. The outdoor spaces combine nature with man-made and encourage discovery with fruit trees, garden paths, tree forts, hammocks, slides built into the natural hills, and a vibrant vegetable garden. A historic garage has been converted to a support area and can provide additional space for play during inclement weather. The project is targeting LEED Gold certification. Click here to learn more about the project.