A Perfect MATCH

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Case study of the Media and Technology Charter High School (MATCH) in Boston, Massachusetts. The new charter school was designed as a renovation and adaptive reuse of a concrete-framed building. The three-story structure was built in 1918 as a showroom for the Lincoln Motorcar Company, but for the last three decades has housed a retail auto parts store. The building's historical integrity and aesthetics were preserved while a functional, high-tech, and cost-effective green space was created. The school installed 22 kW of solar photovoltaic panels on its roof to provide electricity to the building. The school building has won awards from the 2003 Northeastern Green Building Awards, the 2002 Boston Preservation Alliance Achievement Awards, and DesignShare's 2002 Awards for Innovative Learning Environments.
Pollak, Beth S.
Modern Steel Construction
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