Newman School
Needham, MA

     

In 2008, DRA was engaged to do a feasibility study of various components of the Newman School.  This included the existing heating, cooling and ventilation system; the exterior building envelope; conformance with life-safety and building code requirements; and possible alternative energy sources.  In addition DRA was asked to review and recommend improvements to the kitchen; auditorium lighting and sound systems; improvements to the plan layout of the guidance, nurse’s and administrative spaces; and develop options for construction phasing and temporary accommodation of students and staff during construction.  Included in this information were preliminary costs for construction; operating and life cycle costs; and temporary on site modular classrooms costs.

Following review and acceptance of the recommendations of the study, DRA was engaged to carry the work forward.

Occupied renovation of a 1961 elementary school (originally a junior high school).  Scope of work included the exterior building envelope; conformance with life-safety and building code requirements; and alternative energy sources.  We also reviewed and recommend improvements to the kitchen; auditorium lighting and sound systems; improvements to the plan layout of the guidance, health and administrative spaces; and developed options for construction phasing and temporary accommodation of students and staff during construction.  Included in this information were preliminary costs for construction; operating and life cycle costs; and temporary on site modular classrooms costs.

Details:

Renovation
122,000 SF Renovation
$19.2 million Construction Cost
2012

 

Principal in Charge:

James A. Barrett, AIA, LEED

 

Project Manager:

Calvin Olson, AIA

To learn more about this project, services provided, and our Public & Charter K-12 practice, please email us:

info@draws.com

 

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