Brookline Teen Center

Location: Brookline, MA
Size: 13,350sf

Our collaboration with the Brookline Teen Center began with two years of pro-bono work assisting with site selection, programming and conceptual design hosting a dozen high school interns in our office each summer and working side by side with them to determine the needs of the center. In late 2010, we were selected to be the lead architects for the balance of the project working closely with associate architect GMI Architects.

The project converted a 100 year old 12,000 square foot parking garage structure into an exciting, engaging place for teens to go in their out-of-school time. On the interior, the project includes a gymnasium space with performance stage, a two lane bowling alley, a state-of-the art music recording studio, an interactive cafe’, academic support areas, as well as extensive facilities for academic support and counseling. A new stair and elevator tower, large outdoor deck and rain garden round out the exterior improvements.

The building was designed with sustainability in mind and is currently seeking LEED Silver Certification.