Engaging Students in the Design Process in Harvard, MA

Arrowstreet is currently designing the new Hildreth Elementary School, a public PK-5 school in Harvard, MA. During this first phase, the Feasibility Study, we are working with the district to evaluate their existing facility; goals and educational vision; identify what makes the Hildreth school special. Part of this work involves speaking and listening to a lot of people—administrators, parents, staff,…

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Designing Schools in Urban Settings

Unlike the expansive school sites found in rural and suburban settings, the urban built environment presents as many opportunities as challenges. In today’s economic climate, urban schools are often built along highways, regional train lines or densely populated neighborhoods of commercial and residential use – often referred to as ‘found spaces’. Such realities tend to guide the focus of our…

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Senior Associate Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, Elected to At-large Director of AIA

Arrowstreet is pleased to announce that Senior Associate Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, has been elected as 2018-2020 At-large Director of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This role will build upon Emily’s AIA leadership chairing the Equity and Future of Architecture Committee, Equity in Architecture Commission, Continuing Education Committee and serving as a member of the Culture Collective and Young Architects…

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Environmental Graphics at Blackstone Valley Prep

Arrowstreet is currently designing a new high school for Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP), a charter school located in Cumberland, Rhode Island. When it came to the design, BVP wanted an environment that was colorful and inspiring, but didn’t look or feel like a traditional high school. Turning to BVP’s own culture for inspiration, our graphics studio developed a series of…

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MED|Ed Facilities Conference

Join us at the MED|Ed Facilities Conference on April 4+5 at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. Senior Associate, Kate Bubriski, AIA, LEED BD+C will be presenting on Getting to Zero: User Engagement in Achieving Net Zero Energy on April 4th at 2:00pm: Occupants play a significant role when it comes to building energy use. Join us for an exploration of…

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