First Church of Christ, Scientist Fountain Renovation


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Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Client: First Church of Christ, Scientist

In an effort to enliven and accommodate the thousands of children and visitors that visit the site, the Church and a team of designers including Copley Wolff Design Group, embarked on a reprogramming effort to inject color, whimsy, history, and culture into the Church’s operations and activities.

CWDG was involved in the redesign and reprogramming of the famous display fountain at the head of the reflecting pool. The fountain display was originally intended for visual drama, but has slowly been appropriated by city residents and their children as a splashing fountain on hot summer days. The redesign increased the pool’s safety and added new lighting and exciting water display options to the traditional arched circle of jets.

Image credits: Courtesy of Jerry Howard