To accommodate their rising student population, the Town of Brookline decided to make use of a former school building to serve as a temporary location while they renovate existing schools. Arrowstreet served as architect for the project, which fell under the Town Building Department, and focused primarily on upgrading the building and its systems. We worked closely with the town and the school to determine what their goals were before deciding how to prioritize upgrades.
Our focus was on several big impact points, with complete renovations of all of the bathrooms, a new library, and new science labs. There were also several other important improvements, including repointing of the brick exterior, repaving the courtyard, restoring the cupola, and MEP system upgrades. These restorations ensure the existing building is to the standard of the district as it serves as the Upper Devotion school for the next several years. Because of the fast-track schedule, the building is now ready to serve Brookline’s stellar school system without interrupting the standard of education for students while other facilities are modernized.