Community Charter School of Cambridge
Cambridge, MA


This grade 7-12 college preparatory charter school underwent a complete renovation of the third floor, converting an existing, adjoining office space into educational space. The renovation included four full size classrooms, conference room, toilet rooms, and an administration area.

The existing facility, located at 245 Bent Street, was expanded into the neighboring 3rd floor space at 255 Bent Street.  Community Charter School of Cambridge now occupies the entire third floor of the building.

DRA worked with the property owner and the school to, first study the feasibility of converting the 3rd floor space into four classrooms, some offices, break room, toilets and conference space.  Once the feasibility, budget and planning was finalized, construction documents were quickly developed, and the project was publicly-bid.  Construction was a fast 10-week period over the summer, as the school needed to occupy the space in the fall. 

The third floor space was completely gutted (other than the elevator and two stairs) and the building’s mechanical systems were modified to serve the educational use of the building.


4,600 SF Tenant Fit-Out 


Principal in Charge:

Carl R. Franceschi, AIA, LEED


Project Manager:

James Guarino

To learn more about this project, services provided, and our Public & Charter K-12 practice, please email us:

Massachusetts Studio
235 Bear Hill Road, Fourth Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
T. 617.964.1700
F. 617.964.1701

Connecticut Studio
225 Oakland Road, Studio 205
South Windsor, CT 06074
T. 860.644.8300
F. 860.644.8301


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