Mildred Avenue Community Center
Boston, MA


The new center provides recreational facilities for all ages, ranging from daycare rooms to a recording studio with an editing suite designed for teens. The six-lane competitive pool with balcony seating and family viewing area has been a welcome addition to the community. No longer do they need to use neighboring communities’ pools for school events. The center also provides a large gymnasium and auditorium suitable for a variety of meeting presentations and activities.

The community had meaningful involvement from the onset. More than 20 meetings were held to gather input on everything from site selection to interior color schemes. Their input resulted in several spaces being modified in the program including the dance studio, theater, gym cafeteria, library and two art studios.


New Construction
40,000 SF 

Principal in Charge:

Carl R. Franceschi, AIA, LEED

To learn more about this project, services provided, and our Athletic & Recreation 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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