The new campus supports a culture of collaboration, interdependence, and community grounded on personalized learning. The school is organized around three outdoor courtyards interwoven with learning commons, dining commons, and team meeting spaces. Open plans and transparent walls provide educational flexibility with visual connections to indoor and outdoor learning activities.
Charles River School currently serves approximately 190 coeducational students in grades PreK-8. The campus is located in the center of Dover, and consists of four buildings surrounding a central playground. CRS is a multi-age and family-like community that celebrates the joy of childhood. The school encourages the freedom to explore through in-depth projects and a strong connection to the outdoors.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance has been an institution in the Berkshires for over 80 years, and its new 6,000 sf dance studio honors this rich history by seamlessly fitting into the arts organization’s well established campus. The highly flexible design incorporates multiple program spaces and functions; It serves as a rehearsal space, instructional space, informal performance space, and a residency venue for visiting programs.
Sited on the northern edge of the main campus, the new 78,000-sf Wellness Center will be a key element in St. John's Prep's approach to wellness, which includes intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development and recognizes the role individuals play in contributing to the health and well-being of others.
Flansburgh Architects studied nine options for Holbrook Public Schools and after a long, careful analysis, narrowed down the choices to a new grades PreK-12 school on the existing Jr-Sr High School site that would consolidate all schools in the District to one location. The two existing elementary schools would be closed and either sold or repurposed. Holbrook is the first PreK-12 school built in Massachusetts under the Massachusetts School Building Authority.
The vision for the new 142,000-sf West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School was to create a secondary school with a collegiate feel. To achieve this, the design created two distinct academies for grades 7-8, located on the first floor, and 9-12, located on the second. The academies share facilities and community space, creating a campus feel.
Committed to Boston’s arts community and the belief that art creates a positive influence on the conceptualization of architecture, Flansburgh Architects is actively engaged with FPAC and its artist lending program. Each 6 months up to five artists exhibit their work in our office, offer lectures about their installations and participate in a reception to celebrate their work and the work of the next rotation of artists. Work includes performance art, videography, sculpture and 3-D mixed media.
The American Cooperative School of Tunis (ACST) is an international school serving 600 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. After developing a master plan for rebuilding the campus, Flansburgh was engaged by the school to rebuild its elementary school.
Flansburgh is overseeing a renovation to Furey Hall, the original cow barn of Brook Farm. The lower level was converted to two new spaces: a Library and Learning Commons with a glass-enclosed distance learning room; and a music room with a small performance platform. The historic timber and stone structure was enhanced with a glass wall strengthening the connection to the central green.
The new 15,000-sf Aquatic Center features a naturally ventilated outdoor pavilion containing a 6-lane, 82-foot pool with an additional shallow teaching pool as well as enclosed changing areas, office areas, storage space, and mechanical room.
The Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center houses the school’s computer science, mathematics, science, and world languages departments and emphasizes STEM education by offering spaces that facilitate collaborative, hands-on, multidisciplinary approaches to learning.
The form of the school’s 8,000 sf Creative Arts Center recalls a traditional New England barn with a sloped tin roof, exposed timber and board, and batten siding. The flexible interior design includes clusters of art and music classrooms that open onto a clerestory-lit common area.
The theatre uses innovative “pivoting shells” to quickly transform the theatre from a drama setting to a music setting. An adjustable proscenium, adjustable acoustics and the uniform tech level make the transformation complete.
This curved 415-seat theater features state-of-the-art technology. Adjustable prosceniums and acoustics give the main stage the flexibility to accommodate a wide variety of performance types. Divisible rear sections double as lecture halls that can be partitioned from the main space.
Our architecture is driven by a belief that the quality of our surroundings has a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether, on campus, in the workplace, at a show, or in the public realm. In that sense, design is all encompassing, ranging from the functional and environmental performance of a building to a concern for its physical and cultural context, not least of which is the 'poetic' dimension, particularly how spaces are sculpted by natural light.