The Learning Center for the Deaf
Framingham, MA


We worked with TLC to create a master plan for the 16 building, 14-acre campus.  Our work included analysis of the school’s existing buildings and open space, projection of future space needs, and creation of a campus plan that includes recommended new buildings, renovations and re-programming of existing buildings and open space improvements.  As part of the scope we reviewed existing data, verified  known needs, identified of unknown needs, prioritized the needs and developed of  a campus plan to align facilities with TLC’s mission, vision and strategic direction encompassing academic excellence, bilingual competence, life skills programming, commitment to community and incorporation of 21st century learning and technology.

DRA engaged the community through on-campus observations, meetings and interactive workshops.    Because we value the input of all facilty users, we met with school administration, trustees, students and alumni so we could come to understand the unique needs of the campus community.


Campus Master Planning
Master Planning


Principal in Charge:

James A. Barrett, AIA, LEED


Project Manager:

Meryl Lissack

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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