Boston Performing Arts Academy Boston, MA l Fall 2010 GSD Core 3 l critic: Maryann Thompson
The central void gently slopes down toward the water, establishing a dynamic relationship with Bostonâ€™s waterfront. It is activated by classrooms, which open with expansive views of the harbor, allowing performances to spill out into the courtyard. The central courtyard, a destination for the walking city of Boston, also divides the large program into two wings, relating the projectâ€™s scale to that of the North End. The classrooms both conceptually and physically form the foundation upon which the two large performance halls sit.