Boston Latin School

Boston, Massachusetts

  • FIRM

    HMFH Architects


    City of Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development

  • AREA

    290,000 sq.ft.





This addition and renovation to Boston Latin School, a well-known urban school in a highly visible location, expanded the school’s fine- and performing-arts facilities, created a new media center and improved accessibility.

A new 50,000-square-foot, three-story wing includes a relocated and fully accessible main entrance. It connects the main lobby to ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY2,400COST PER SQ FT$77.00FEATURED IN2002 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation new dining commons. The upper floors contain a performing-arts area with rehearsal and performance space, including a black-box theater and electronic music labs; and a fine-arts center with art and graphics studios, a darkroom and student gallery space.

The cafeteria and kitchen in the original building were transformed into an expansive library/media center more appropriate to the needs of this rigorous college-preparatory program. Resources include work areas that accommodate student laptops, seminar rooms and computer labs for research, a memorabilia room housing the school’s rich history, and a college resource room.

Renovations included acoustic and finish improvements to the school’s historic auditorium, and upgrades of all classrooms, laboratories and support spaces.