Brookwood School, Lower School

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Architecture, Interiors

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Located on 30 wooded acres in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Brookwood is a progressive private school for children grades pre-kindergarten through eight. To support the school’s educational and cultural mission, we designed their new lower school to be an open, welcoming, and flexible environment for learning and playful interaction.

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We created a dynamic “town square” at the center of the new lower school for organized activities, student meetings and informal gatherings as well as a dedicated pre-k and kindergarten after-school space. The facility also includes a new commercial kitchen and dining hall. Our vision for the space was to create a friendly, home-like environment to foster a sense of community, along with world-class amenities that reflect Brookwood’s exceptional standards and reputation.

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Photographer: Shelly Harrison