Edgerley Family Horizons Center

Client: Horizons for Homeless Children
Location: Roxbury, MA
Size: 45,000 SF

Designed by studioMLA Architects, the Edgerley Family Horizons Center enables Horizons for Homeless Children to expand its capacity to provide high-quality early education and comprehensive support services for families experiencing homelessness and gives the organization a landmark physical presence in the Roxbury neighborhood.

The seven-story non-profit and community hub is a joint venture between Horizons for Homeless Children and Watermark Development and design collaboration between studioMLA Architects and Embarc Studio (architect-of-record for the core and shell).

The 45,000 SF headquarters and early education center combines three existing Horizons centers into one, serving 234 children, ages two months to five years. It features a large STEAM activity space, a children’s library and literacy center, and extensive outdoor rooftop play and learning spaces. It also includes light-filled shared and private office space, intake rooms, meeting rooms, and flexible community space. Indoor and outdoor spaces incorporate trauma-informed design strategies to better support the children and families Horizons serves.

View the playground area.

Classroom Reveal by Horizons for Homeless Children

Tour of the Edgerley Family Horizons Center

Selected Photography by Rosemary Fletcher and Horizons for Homeless Children