After more than two decades in makeshift space, the Rashi School turned to HMFH to create a permanent home in Dedham, MA, along the Charles River. Home to 300 students in grades K-8, the new school is anchored by a range of ceremonial and celebratory spaces along a brightly daylit central spine, including the Sukkot Shalom and gallery along the main corridor, the 80-seat Beit Midrash for prayer and study, auditorium, as well as a cafeteria and full-size gymnasium. Part of an inter-generational campus, the Rashi School shares its site with the Hebrew SeniorLife retirement community, and is designed to host functions for the adult community members as well as students.
Location: Dedham, MA, US
My Role: Architect