We just commissioned professional photography of Fenway High, which kicked off the new school year in new location, in a building renovated by Arrowstreet. The design team, City of Boston, and school members formed a strong working relationship, which is reflected in the success of the project.
One of our main priorities in the renovation was to retain the character of the original building, a former school built in the 1920s, while incorporating new technologies and modern amenities. Our innovative design for the library was a blend of modern and traditional features, integrating original millwork and bookshelves. A former hallway was merged into the library space to create a reading area.
The new Commons creates a heart to the school where students, teachers, administrators, parents, and visitors can utilize the flexible space for assemblies, social events, and meals. The full cooking kitchen is a celebrated feature, allowing Fenway High to employ a full-time chef and participate as Boston Public Schools’ test kitchen for Project Bread’s “Chefs in School.” The program brings chefs into public school meal programs to help create nutritious, appealing food that students enjoy.
Our work at Fenway High is indicative of the possibilities in the renovation and expansion of Boston’s school buildings. In this refreshed space, Fenway High is participating in groundbreaking programs and demonstrating the value of restoration to students every day.