Greater Lawrence Technical High School
Andover, MA


One of the largest school renovation projects in New England.  Our work began as a feasibility study that revealed three areas of need - enrollment growth, curriculum alignment and physical facilities.  The 262,000SF renovations and 93,000SF addition has enabled the school to increase enrollment from 1350 to 1625 students and offer two new career areas in biotechnology and telecommunications which responded to needs identified in a survey of the local business community.   DRA also provided services for improvements to lighting, ceilings, and building systems, as well as bringing the school up to life safety and handicapped access codes and roof replacement.  New construction provides new shops and science classrooms arranged into academies reflecting the school’s program changes, a new dining area and Culinary Arts instructional facility, a student-run retail store, and increased space for administration.

This project involved the renovation of:

Lecture Hall


Administration Space

Library/Media Center


Addition / Renovation
90,000 SF Addition
225,000 SF Renovation

Principal in Charge:

Carl R. Franceschi, AIA, LEED


Vocational Programs:

Automotive Collision
Automotive Technology
Culinary Arts
Dental Assisting
Electronics & Pre-Engineering
Graphics & Communications
Health Careers
Information Technology
Business Technology
Metal Fabrication

To learn more about this project, services provided, and our Career and Technical Education practice, please email us:

Massachusetts Studio
235 Bear Hill Road, Fourth Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
T. 617.964.1700
F. 617.964.1701

Connecticut Studio
225 Oakland Road, Studio 205
South Windsor, CT 06074
T. 860.644.8300
F. 860.644.8301


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