The Residences at Franklin School

Medford, MA

[ THE CHALLENGE ] Convert a hundred year old school to 20 mixed income condominiums. Preserve the traditional masonry facades while meeting the needs of contemporary living.

[ THE RESPONSE ] A new penthouse level adds loft-like spaces beneath the existing roof. Double height dormers with wrap-around glazing open up to recessed terraces and skyline views beyond. A new aluminum-clad entry tower provides a welcoming counterpoint to the restored brick and stone.