Elias Brookings School Apartments
Springfield Preservation Trust Preservation Award for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Elias Brookings School; Preservation Massachusetts’ Paul & Niki Tsongas Award
Davis Square Architects worked with Home City Development on the redevelopment of the former Elias Brookings School, an historic elementary school that closed after suffering significant damage in June 2011 due to a powerful EF3 tornado. Built in 1925, the building was restored and transformed into 42 units of mixed-income housing in a combination of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
The project plays an important role in the rebuilding and revitalization of the Central Street corridor area after the tornado’s devastation, as well as the revitalization of both the Six Corners and Old Hill neighborhoods.