We’re currently working with Fenway High School to renovate an existing school building for their program, including a sizable library. This created a challenge for us, as the existing building layout is long and narrow, with a central hallway – not ideal for a library space. Our solution was to utilize the wide hallway to create a unique cross-corridor library with a central reading room and circulation spine.
While the plan requires demolition of load bearing walls to create proper flow and visual connection through the space, we were able to save on construction cost by utilizing the existing building’s framework for the space. The client – and the school! – are as excited about this creative solution as we are.