Town of Brookline
Brookline High School Expansion Project



Brookline High School Expansion Project


Town of Brookline


Brookline, MA




235,000 gsf


Civic Realm, Renovations + Additions, K-12 Education

The Brookline High School project has created a unified civic campus around historic Cypress Field. The result of a highly inclusive design process with elected officials and boards, neighbors and residents, educators, and students, the project has increased the capacity of high school by 700 students with new spaces available to the community after hours. 

The project has been designed to fit into a cherished campus setting, with new welcoming front porches and a unified architectural language transforming the Tappan streetscape to facilitate a safer and more welcoming student experience when travelling between buildings. Flexible use classrooms and breakout spaces enable faculty to engage students deeply by increasing flexibility in instruction, exploring connections between subjects and fostering faculty collaboration. 

The project includes 118,000 sf of new construction of 22 Tappan academic building, A 67,000 sf STEM Wing addition to existing buildings, 27,000 sf of renovations to third floor classrooms, 22,000 sf of Tappan Gym renovations, and additional deferred maintenance and streetscape transformation throughout the campus.

The William Rawn Associates team emphasized what they do best: listen, listen, listen...Their design will help foster the learning, teaching and community our school prizes.

Anthony Meyer, Head of School at Brookline High School

Awards + Recognition

2022 BSA Interior Architecture/Interior Design Citation (STEM Wing)

2022 CMAA New England, Project Achievement Award