At Suffolk, we’re all in for the communities where we build. When we’re on site, we want to be part of the neighborhood fabric, so we make an extra effort to find points of connection with people of all ages. One of the most visible ways we can create those bonds? The wrap on our construction fence, also known as the scrim. We’ve decided that this fence no longer has to be just a boundary. It can be a space that generates warmth and inspiration for everyone who walks by.
At our project at 401 Park in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, we wanted students at the nearby Bright Horizons daycare center to help spur those smiles and feel engaged in the building process. Our project team hosted virtual classes for the children to spark their interest in construction and encouraged them to draw what they saw on site, right outside their windows. Using their artwork, we designed custom scrim with lookout holes so students could have a sneak peek at the action happening inside.
Their creativity didn’t end there. From these classes and conversations, the kids also constructed their own buildings at Bright Horizons using wood and recycled materials. Nothing brings us more pride than seeing the impact our buildings can have on the community, so we’re excited to see what these builders of the future create in their backyard and beyond!