Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle SchoolLearn More
BCWH’s progressive and high-performace design replaces an aging school, built in 1964, that was determined not cost-effective to renovate following a comprehensive facilities study. New program spaces, including three academic houses, dining facilities, media center, full-size gymnasium, interior courtyards, and associated administration spaces, wrap around the upgraded auditorium space preserved from the existing school. Each academic house serves as a “School within a School” providing each grade-level with core-subject learning spaces, breakout spaces for teamwork,
Green Schools Conference: Boston
Green Schools Conference: Boston Schoolyard InspiresLearn More
At BCWH, we aim to create environments that are timeless in design and thoughtful in approach. We are constantly working to use buildings and landscapes as teaching tools. By showcasing sustainable elements, each structure can help to educate about the impact that the built environment has on resource and energy usage. As the only national conference bringing together experts and stakeholders to influence sustainability throughout K-12 schools and school districts, the annual Green Schools National Conference offers an opportunity to learn about creative strategies for implementing green and sustainable schools and to take home real-life tools that can transform schools. During this year’s conference, Erin Richardson and Allison Powell found one session particularly interesting and relevant to their dedication to creating sustainable learning environments. Phoebe Beierle, Sustainability Manager, Boston Public Schools, and Kristin Metz, Education Consultant, presented on the building and sustainment of outdoor learning spaces through the Boston Schoolyard Initiative (BSI). BSI was established in 1996 Learn More »
Regardless of project type and scope, we begin our design work with an image of the completed project in mind: a vibrant place that is well suited to its purpose, firmly rooted in context, capable of sustaining a legacy of service and embraced by a community of stakeholders.
UR Robins Stadium featured
UR Robins Stadium featured in Inform MagazineLearn More
Check out this month’s issue of Inform Magazine for a spread on the new Robins Stadium at University of Richmond! The project received a Merit Award for Contextual Design from the Virginia AIA in November. From Inform: The university gained the necessary city and community approvals by thoroughly and sensitively responding to their expressed concerns about scale and impact. Seating arrangement and detailing of the Collegiate Gothic exterior minimize its size in what the jury described as a commendable interpretation of the campus’s architecture. The design custom fits the 8,700-seat stadium to the site and campus environment. The new stadium maintains campus-plan continuity on the site of the former First Market Stadium. Through close cooperation, the university responded thoroughly and sensitively to all community concerns.
Harvie Elementary School
Harvie Elementary SchoolLearn More
Harvie Elementary School, designed for 750 students, can be expanded to 950. It represents an entirely new school design tailored specifically for its site and its community. The school is a one-story design with four distinct interconnected wings. All of the classrooms are located in three wings forming a continuous loop. This loop encloses a generous courtyard of both hardscape and landscape areas and is intended to be used as an outdoor classroom. Harvie Elementary