top of page




William Rawn Associates

Architects, Inc.



238,000 SF



$130.4 Million


LEED Platinum 

Awaiting Net Zero


October 2019

GGD proudly participated in the new construction of the King Open/Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex. The Community Complex consists of the Valente Branch Library, Gold Star Pool, Human Services space, including a preschool, an area to hold afterschool programs, and Administrative offices. GGD provided HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Security and Data/Communications systems engineering services for the 278,000 square foot facility.

Our design included high-performance systems of energy-efficient lighting, a geothermal heating and cooling plant, solar water heater, and rainwater reclamation. 

The project was selected by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) to participate in the 2019 Pro-Tour Series in August of 2019. We were fortunate to have attended this event as a speaker to the tour groups that explored the school building and complex. 

Cambridge-King 8x12x300_lesvants-com_10-15-19_7626-7_ftp 10-30-19_WT RICH.jpg

King Open Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex


850 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141


2023 Urban Land Institute - Winner Architecture Award of the Americas

2023 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator

2022 National AIA COTE Top Ten Award

2022 National AIA Educational Facilities Design Excellence Award

2022 American School & University William W. Caudill Citation

2022 BSA Harleston Parker Medal People's Choice Award

2022 IFLA Green Library Award Finalist

2022 Learning by Design Magazine Educational Facilities Design Award Honorable Mention

2021 National AIA/ALA Library Building Excellence Award (Valente Library)

2021 AIA New England Design Merit Award

2021 BSLA Design Merit Award

2021 Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award for Green Architecture

2021 IIDA New England Humanity of Design Award

2021 Metropolis Planet Positive Northeast Region Education Award

2020 Architect's Newspaper AN 'Best Of' Design Green Building Award Honorable Mention

2020 Architect's Newspaper AN 'Best Of' Design Institutional Interior Award Honorable Mention

2020 Architect's Newspaper AN 'Best Of' Design Interior Lighting Award Editor's Picks

2020 BSA Design Excellence Honor Award

2020 BSA Sustainable Design Honor Award

2020 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award

2020 Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award for Block, Building, and Street

2020 Engineering News Record New England Project of the Year

2020 Engineering News Record New England Best K-12 Education Project

2020 IES Boston Section Illumination Merit Award for Energy and Environmental Design

2019 USGBC Massachusetts Green Building of the Year

bottom of page