Columbia Road Computer Center, Dorchester, MA

Columbia Road Computer Center, Dorchester, MA

Davis Square Architects transformed a building’s basement into a welcoming community computer center and management offices which feature a new accessible entry, reception area, conference room, offices, bathrooms and a computer room. Custom maple, plastic laminate millwork, and colorful floor tile patterns – such as the “binary” bathroom – enliven and bring whimsy to the space.

The center provides space for community gatherings as well as a venue for productive and safe neighborhood homework programs and job training. It is a part of a growing system of Boston computer centers that give locals the opportunity to use resources that they may otherwise not have. It has also given students opportunities to be competitive college applicants.