International School of Boston

Cambridge and Arlington, Massachusetts

MTA has completed six projects over the past ten years at the International School of Boston, a Cambridge-based French language school with an enrollment of approximately 650 students, ranging from 3–18 years of age.  

MTA was initially engaged to work on an in-depth master planning project for the school’s 100,000 sf of buildings on their two campuses in Cambridge and Arlington. After a thoughtful process involving faculty and staff, MTA’s master plan identified over 50 interventions to achieve the desires of the community, including a black box theatre, a new building for an école maturnelle, and a new library space.  After the master planning process was completed MTA was subsequently hired to complete a series of design and construction projects. These projects were completed largely over the summer months when the school is not in session. A new library that incorporated an unused octagon space at the heart of the school, a new upper school lounge and adjacent college counseling area, a renovated entry lobby, and a renovated series of middle school classrooms are some of the projects that have been undertaken. A renovated faculty lounge was completed in the summer of 2015.