City of Newburyport Youth Services

Client: Newburyport Youth Services (NYS)
Location: Newburyport, MA
Size: 16,000 SF

Working closely with the Mayor, Director of Planning and Development, and Director of Youth Services, studioMLA Architects analyzed both properties for the Newburyport Youth Services and produced a comprehensive report recommending the preferred and most cost-effective solution. Interior and exterior space were assessed for cost, layout, and usability. The design team also gathered input directly from users by conducting a community-wide survey and virtual focus groups with youth, parents, and program staff.

Proposed program elements include a community gym, multi-purpose and flexible rooms, a cafe, a teen center, and other spaces for children and families. Findings were presented at a public meeting in Fall 2020, and Further work on the project will be dependent on funding.