Dorchester Fieldhouse Approved by the BPDA

Tonight capped of a long but rewarding process of shaping the concept for a very meaningful project—The Dorchester Fieldhouse was officially approved by the Boston Planning & Development Agency.

We would not announce this milestone without recognizing the programming idea behind the Fieldhouse and the voices that helped shape it. The Club and Martin Richard Foundation gathered both adults and teens within the community who took the singular idea of an "athletic shed" and turned it into so much more. With their input, feedback, and ideas, our notion developed into a multi-faceted space for wellness, learning, and exercise.


Three words define the program of the Fieldhouse—ACCESSIBLE, meaning adaptive and inclusive to all; FLEXIBLE, meaning that indoor and outdoor spaces address dynamic and changing needs; and INTENTIONAL, meaning the opportunities for community benefit and personal growth are embedded in every square foot.


We are thrilled to take the next step forward in creating this truly transformative project with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester and Martin Richard Foundation, as well as our collaborative all-star team: The Green Engineer, Howard Stein Hudson, Goulston & Storrs, Lee Kennedy Company, LAM Lighting & Design, BET Building Envelope Technologies, LeMessurier, Cosentini Associates, BR + A Consulting Engineers, Haley & Aldrich, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Dot Joyce Consulting, CSL Consulting, and Joyce Strategies LLC.

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