April 24, 2018



Congratulations to Dore & Whittier and Lester J. Gates Middle School
Ed Kirkbride Award for Planning and Design

On Friday the 13th, 2018, The Association for Learning Environments awarded Dore & Whittier Architects its Ed Kirkbride Award for the Lester J. Gates Middle School at its regional conference in Baltimore, MD. The Gates Middle School won the award as the project that best illustrated a sound planning process and an effective, 21st century learning environment design. Jurors praised the project for its flexible, student-centric design and its ability to support the District’s project-based learning approach to education.

The Boston Society of Architects K-12 Subcommittee and the New England Chapter of A4LE will be hosting a tour of Gates Middle School and round table discussion about the design with students and faculty on Thursday May 3rd from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.