Jeremiah E. Burke High School

Boston, Massachusetts

The renovation and addition at Jeremiah E. Burke High School will create four small learning communities with updated educational facilities. The renovations in the existing 150,800-square-foot building include a new library/media center, new science laboratories, computer laboratories, music rooms, and special-education and general classrooms.

The addition, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMHezekiah Pratt & Associates, Inc.CAPACITY1,262COST PER SQ FT$84.00FEATURED IN2004 Architectural Portfolio 37,000 square feet, provides a handicapped-accessible entrance, and facilities for student and community use. Also included are a new gymnasium with bleachers, offices, locker rooms with showers, a weightroom and auxiliary gymnasium, new cafeteria, faculty dining room and kitchen, and community center.

The interior of the original 1934 Art Deco building is embellished with decorative metal screens, carved plaster and stone friezes, glazed brick walls, terrazzo floors and wood panels. The exterior is composed of red brick walls, granite base, limestone piers and geometric grilles, stone medallions and banding. The renovation of the existing building enhances these features. The design for the new elements reinterprets the materials, forms and decorations to create unique and complementary architecture.