Episcopal Divinity School

Episcopal Divinity School

Cambridge, MA

LDa was brought in to address operational logistics at the Deanery building on the EDS campus to better serve institutional needs while also accommodating residential flexibility, as the Deanery is both a residence for the school’s president and an event and reception space. Improvements were needed to create a sophisticated and welcoming space to represent the school’s public face, as well as provide a private respite for the president. Additional repairs and upgrades to existing appliances and related services were also needed, as well as accessibility improvements.

Phase 1 began with documentation of the existing conditions, furniture, lighting, and art collection inventories. A new space plan and furniture layout was developed, with accommodations for both large and small events, as well as a new reception area better suited to serving the EDS community. New furniture, built-ins, lighting, finishes, and materials were added in keeping with the age & quality of the house. Phase 2 will address storage and catering needs as well as renovations to an existing stair.


Architect: LDa Architecture & Interiors

Interior Design: LDa Architecture & Interiors

Builder: JW Construction, Inc.

Photographer: Sean Litchfield Photography

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