Town of Brookline
Heath School Renovation and Expansion

Dorchester, MA

 

MDS designed renovations and additions to Heath School serving 560 students in grades K–8. The project included the renovation of five classrooms, one lab-classroom, design of a new gymnasium/multipurpose room, and cafeteria and library expansion. With the new construction, the school is now 81,400 sq. ft.

 Entrance

Entrance

ADA deficiencies were addressed throughout the school and site, including plumbing fixtures, casework, and handrails. Accessible paths were added from the street level to the school to mitigate the sloping of the site, as well as a site ramp and site stairs. The auditorium received a comprehensive upgrade, involving a re-sloping of the floor, installation of a chair lift to the stage and addition of a complete Assisted Listening System for the hearing-impaired. The project was implemented with the Chapter 149 delivery method.

 The new facilities were seamlessly integrated into the existing school.

The new facilities were seamlessly integrated into the existing school.

 Science Laboratory

Science Laboratory

 Library addition

Library addition

 Multipurpose Room

Multipurpose Room

 Classroom

Classroom

 Cafeteria

Cafeteria

Photos by Mori Insinger

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