Kennedy Day School
at Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston, MA


Kennedy Day School offers a unique combination of integrated special education, therapeutic and health services to students, ages 3 to 22, with multiple, intensive special needs and challenges. DRA was hired to assess the best location for a new 20-classroom wing. Options were limited due to the tight urban site and the critical need for parking.

The new wing was be constructed using the design/build method and included certain pre-fabricated components to meet budget requirements.  Minor renovations to the existing facility were also included in the scope of work.

Our work with Franciscan Hospital for Children began with the renovation of the entrance and waiting room for the Urgent Care Clinic which was partially funded by The Starlight Children’s Foundation.


Addition / Renovation
12,000 SF Renovation
20,000 SF Addition
$7 million Construction Cost


Principal in Charge:

James A. Barrett, AIA, LEED


Project Manager:

Vladimir Lyubetsky, MCPPO

To learn more about this project, services provided, and our Independent School 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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