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K-12 Educational Design: Tour of the New Somerville High School (In-Person)

K 12 JUN 2022

Image: SMMA

Please join us for a tour of the new Somerville High School led by Matt Rice AIA and Lorraine Finnegan AIA from SMMA.

Somerville High School occupies one of the most visible and distinctive sites in the city, perched at the apex of Central Hill on Highland Avenue. With the City, SMMA conducted a long-range master plan for the historic Central Hill to provide a foundation for integrating the future school with new recommendations for a unified civic campus. The new plan includes improved circulation, open space, pedestrian movement, parking, and connection points with the new Gilman Square GLX stop. It also forms a relationship between the site’s buildings. The new high school entrance establishes an education concourse on the east side of Central Hill with the Central Branch Library, and City Hall and the future 1895 Annex creates a municipal/civic concourse on the west side.

Somerville High School is a comprehensive high school designed for 1,590 students and is approximately 396,000 SF in area. In addition to its full complement of academic programs, it houses 14 CTE programs, the district’s alternative middle school and high school, a teen health center, a functioning day care, the City TV broadcast studio and a teen health center.

All attendees must be masked when in the building.