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The construction and renovation of Boston Renaissance Charter Public School’s new campus is the largest charter school project to be constructed in the Commonwealth to date. This was a renovation of two buildings—a 70,000 sf historic heavy timber and masonry mill building built in 1889, and a 20,000 sf 1974 metal siding and concrete block warehouse building—as well as a 15,000 sf addition. These structures, housed on a 6-acre industrial site, replace Boston Renaissance’s former home in a multi-story building not conducive to education. The mill building has been transformed to house the majority of the classrooms for grades 1-6, with kindergarten and PK housed in the one-story addition. A flexible assembly space grows from opening partitions between the gym, cafetorium, and adjacent dance and music studios and can accommodate school-wide assemblies and public events. The LEED certifiable school incorporates many green design measures, including an automated dimming system that adjusts artificial lighting levels when there is sufficient daylight, a displacement ventilation system, and the use of reclaimed wood in the entry canopy.

OwnerBoston Renaissance Charter Public SchoolProject Size105,000 sfProject Value$20MCompletion Date2011MarketK-12 education, Renovation & Restoration, Sports & Entertainment, Government (DCAM), Municipal Facilities ServiceGeneral Contractor (Joint Venture)

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