HMFH Architects

MATCH Charter Public
High School

The school’s innovative and intensive college prep program occupies a 20th Century landmark along Commonwealth Avenue’s former “automile.” Known as the Ellis-the-Rim-Man building, the three-story structure was built in 1917 as a showroom for the Lincoln Motorcar Company.

Decorative columns and a grand marble stair with iron grillwork were restored and incorporated into the school-wide assembly space, which also serves as a dining area and study space. The renovated building incorporates various green design measures, including extensive daylighting and a photovoltaic system, which received grant funding from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. The MATCH School also has nine general classrooms, a computer lab, a media center, and small breakout spaces to accommodate the school’s morning advisory sessions.

2003 First Prize, Solar Electric Category
Northeast Green Building Awards

2003 Merit Award
Build Massachusetts Collaboration Awards

2002 Preservation Achievement Award
Boston Preservation Alliance

2002 Citation
School Construction News and Design Share, Inc.

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