News + Insights


Codman Academy Charter Public School’s new K-8 school housed in the historic Lightow Building is featured in the September 2018 edition of Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly. The issue focuses on the role of schools in community health and resilience. Read more.


2018 marks 25 years of MDS! We extend our sincere gratitude to our clients, colleagues and consultants who have contributed to the success of the firm. We are proud to work with forward-thinking institutions, schools and organizations to design buildings and spaces that drive innovation in our communities. Read more.


The Construction Management Association of America's New England Chapter recognized the Landry Arena Renovation and Adaptive Reuse with a 2018 CMAA New England Award. Read more.


MDS Associate and Director of Sustainable Design Nereyda Rodriguez is participating in a panel discussion about the influence of school buildings on student health and performance at the Massachusetts Association of School Building Officials (MASBO) 2018 Annual Institute. Read more.


MDS joined Boston Collegiate Charter School, Mayor Walsh and the greater community at the topping off ceremony for Boston Collegiate's Mayhew Street School expansion. Read more.


Through an innovative program termed My Way Cafe, the City of Boston is partnering with the Shah Family Foundation to fund the construction of full-service kitchens in Boston Public Schools. Read more.


After more than 80 years as a leader in all-boys education, Malden Catholic High School is establishing a School for Girls and will offer its rigorous college-preparatory curriculum to a broader student body. Read more.


Our renovation and adaptive reuse that converted a vacant retail building into a K-8 school for Codman Academy Charter Public School is LEED-Gold certified. Read more.


With 95% staff participation on average, and 98% logging "green" commutes, MDS was recognized by the Green Streets Initiative in its 2017 Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge. Read more.


Our renovation and expansion of the Town of Braintree's East Middle School transforms an aging 1960s school into a 21st century hub for learning and innovation. Learn more.


The El-Hefni Center for Allied Health and Technology in Northern Essex Community College's downtown Lawrence, MA campus achieved LEED Silver certification. Read more.


MDS joined Mayor Walsh, City of Boston and Boston Public Library officials, and the greater community in celebrating the dedication of the temporary location of the Chinatown Branch Library in the China Trade Center. Read more.


MDS Architect Kelsey Homes, RA was one of 40 designers and craftsworkers to attend the 2017 BAC/IMI Masonry Camp in Bowie, Maryland, where she gained new material insight through hands-on experiences and participated in a design-build challenge. Read more.


Our phased renovation of the historic 150 Massachusetts Avenue complex is now complete. Learn more.


Our recent concept study for Gann Academy in Waltham, Mass. explores best practices for creating a Learning Commons and Maker Space to foster multiple modalities of teaching and learning. Read more.