Solomon Schechter Day School - Lower School
Newton, MA


DRA was engaged by SSDS to develop an interiors master plan for the Lower School and to prepare design / construction packages for renovations.  Much of this work involved a new waiting and administration area as well as a new conference room, offices for the Head Master, Principal, marketing, admissions and a staff mail and supply area.  

We also updated two classrooms, the main corridor, and exterior campus signage.  

In phase two of renovations we will be inserting classroom entry nodes along the existing long uninterrupted corridor.  In doing so we will create more efficient wayfinding for the very young children who attend the school.  Colors and material were selected for their durability, satiability and cultural connection.  We coordinated new furnishings with existing pieces to create a cohesive layout.  This work will be completed once funds are in place.


7,000 SF Interior Renovation
$250,000 Construction Cost


Interior Designer:

Ann Marie Procopio, IIDA

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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