New Boston Arts Academy
City Breaks Ground on New Boston Arts Academy
Mayor Walsh along with representatives from with the Boston Public Schools (BPS), and the Boston Arts Academy (BAA) broke ground on the upcoming $125 million state-of-the-art facility last week. As part of the renovation, the school will expand from approximately 121,000 square feet to 153,500 square feet.
The new building will feature a bold glass façade, theatre marquee, and rooftop green space along with a massive auditorium with a balcony and catwalk. Also included will be a smaller black box theatre and both film screening and storage rooms. Four dance studios will be constructed on site, as well as a grand orchestra hall, a choral room, recording studios, piano labs, ensemble rooms and dozens of music practice rooms. A visual arts studio will include separate studios for 2D and 3D art, a photography room with a dark room, an exhibition studio and a computer graphics workroom. For fashion instruction, a large clothing construction lab will be built alongside a styling and design studio.
Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.