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The transformation of the decommissioned Mattapan Public Library is designed exclusively for at-risk neighborhood teens to deliver critically needed social and educational programs in a safe, contemporary and technology-rich environment. The design solution for re-purposing the 7,200 square foot building focused on creating an enlivened community space that promotes engagement, participation and a sense of ownership among those it serves. This is largely achieved through transparency as all program areas, which are adjacent to the main lobby, have been made visible though glass windows, doors or partitions. A multipurpose, 80-seat performance center equipped with movable seating and stage platform, a music studio with a performance and rehearsal room and an adjacent acoustically-isolated recording booth are programmatic features designed for the teen demographic, including a kitchen and culinary learning center, and a computer lab.

OwnerBoys & Girls Club of BostonProject Size7,200 sfProject Value$2MCompletion Date2014MarketRenovation & Restoration, Community Center, Special Projects, HistoricServiceGeneral Contractor

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