Functional flow + aligning learning + representing the art within
"I love the lines and beautiful flow of this wonderful building. Thank you for creating it for us."
Carolyn Eaton, Principal, Boston Ballet School
Wilson Butler Architects created the new home for The Boston Ballet School’s MetroWest campus in Newton, Massachusetts. A vacant Washington Street warehouse was transformed into a spacious 16,000 SF facility with five new dance studios, including the Grand Studio, designed for both instruction and performances. The project presented several challenges — how to create a welcoming rear entrance from the parking area, how to use the existing warehouse structure to create a bright and airy ambience for dance, and how to provide increased privacy among students, parents and the public. The team overcame these challenges and created an efficient, flexible and light-filled space where students and faculty love to be.
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The project involved creating five new instructional dance studios, including a Grand Studio that is also used for student performances. In addition, Wilson Butler Architects provided dedicated student and faculty change rooms, organized administrative offices, and created a small retail opportunity in the parent waiting lounge.
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