Next-Level, Sustainable Design for New Site Layout
In response to increased enrollment that was stretching the limits of their current facilities, the Town of Brookline commissioned Jonathan Levi Architects and Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio (Halvorson) to design a new K-8 school able to accommodate 800 students.
Halvorson is designing a variety of outdoor spaces for the school, including courtyards, play areas, and sports fields. The new site layout creates an abundance of usable open space and features four play areas, a synthetic turf soccer field, basketball court, and picnic areas.
Educational spaces include a garden area with raised beds, rain gardens, and outdoor classrooms offering various seating options under the shade of an expanded tree canopy. The project incorporates sustainable design throughout and has involved an extensive, collaborative community process.