Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston

Newton, Massachusetts

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston is a vital part of its community providing social, cultural, educational, and wellness opportunities to its members in a welcoming and inclusive environment. To redesign a chopped-up series of buildings and additions, the JCC enlisted Fabiano Designs to “Re-Imagine the JCC” in 2011.

The process began with a Master Plan and Facility Analysis; highlighting the many opportunities the JCC could explore by opening up and reorganizing their facility. Over the next few years, due to the financial climate, fundraising became difficult. The scope of work was adjusted to fit the organization’s immediate needs for fitness and families. The original budget was anticipated to cost between 15 and 20 million dollars. The resulting phased renovations were based on an abbreviated budget of 8 million dollars and included a fitness addition and expansion, renovated locker rooms, a resource wing for young families, as well a reorganized group fitness that could become a flexible auditorium.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston Program:

  • New Entrance Feature
  • Lobby
  • Social Opportunities and Connection of Different Programs and Groups
  • Theater*
  • Cafe
  • Teaching Kitchen
  • Preschool Wing
  • Library
  • Adult Classrooms
  • Summer Camp
  • Donor Wall
  • Central Hall and Atrium
  • Locker Rooms*
  • Expanded Fitness*
  • Additional Indoor Training Pool

Family Resource Center Including*:

  • Childcare
  • Dance Studio
  • Library
  • Kids’ Play Area

Group Exercise Including*:

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Group Studio
  • Cycling

Expansion and renovation of JCC Campus Consisting of Multiple Wings and Additions (over 4 Phases)

Project Designer
Master Planning




Walk through of Functional Training, 1100 sf Turf space, Stretching Area, and Strength Training.

The Wellness Wing: Includes New Family Wing, Play space, Clubhouse, Creative Studio, Kids Nook, Wellness Wing, Group Fitness Studio, Mind-Body Studio, Pilates Studio, Community Room, Locker Rooms, Changing Rooms, Fitness Center, Cardio Deck, and Cycle Studio.