BOSTON – October 15, 2021 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, is pleased to announce that the company has been named to Boston Architect’s Best Office Contractors in Boston list. The list was curated based on the firm’s years in business, recognitions and certifications received, and its expertise with office construction. Kaplan’s recently completed fitup, The Edgerley Family Horizons Center for Horizons for Homeless Children, was featured on the list.
The new 55,000 SF early childhood center and headquarters in Roxbury, Mass. was built with the goal of consolidating three existing centers into one, allowing Horizons to serve 30% more children in a space better suited to high-quality early childhood education and programming for families working to establish stability. The facility serves 225 children ranging in age from two months to five years and began welcoming families in April 2021.
The children’s center features two floors of indoor and outdoor space incorporating trauma-informed design strategies with twenty-two new classrooms, STEAM activity space, a children’s library and literacy center, and a gross motor recreation room. Designed with the help of an occupational therapist, two outdoor play areas totaling 10,000 SF were constructed on dedicated above-ground surfaces on the second floor. The new facility also has shared and private office space, family engagement rooms, meeting rooms, and flexible community space.