HMFH Architects

Bates Elementary School

Wellesley, MA

Because this 1950s elementary school building occupies a small, constricted site in a residential neighborhood, the additional space was gained by constructing three small additions rather than a single large one.

The three additions are scaled like houses and are detailed with pitched roofs and shingles to more carefully reflect the neighborhood context. Additions include new classrooms, a new cafeteria, a new music room and a small extension of the existing gym to accommodate a performance platform. The work involved a complex phasing plan that was executed so successfully, the project was completed six months ahead of schedule.


Thank you for making our school look so beautiful. I really appreciate it. You did an excellent job! I really think you guys are awesome!

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