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WiD Wednesday: Florida Ruffin Ridley School with HMFH Architects; Adapting Historical and Urban Context for a Modern Learning Environment

Oct 2020 Wi D

Image: Ed Wonsek

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    Free and open to the public.

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    2 LU AIA credits available

WiD Wednesdays are back with HMFH Architects and the Florida Ruffin Ridley School in Brookline, MA. Join us virtually as the HMFH team shares how they worked with a complex history and site, and engaged the community to deliver a sustainable, inviting learning environment.

Formerly named the Edward Devotion School after a Brookline benefactor, who was also a slaveowner, the community has reclaimed the school’s history by renaming the school and reorienting the design to serve the needs of the current residents. HMFH’s work includes a renovation to a historically significant 1913 building, the addition of two new wings and dynamic outdoor improvements such as outdoor classrooms, a rain garden, pollinator garden and natural play elements. The school encompasses over 227,000 sf and was designed to serve over 1000 students in grades PK-8.

Questions and discussion to follow this AIA presentation. Join us and earn 1.0 CE