Owner: 

Town of Concord

Architect: 

The Office of Michael Rosenfeld

Completion Date: 

2009

Location: 

Concord, MA

Size: 

82,000 sf

Value: 

$22,000,000

The scope of work consists of the construction of a new 82,000 square foot elementary school to accommodate 540 students and associated teaching staff. The new school was situated roughly 25 feet from the existing school, which was demolished after the new school was completed. The new school contains administrative offices, classrooms, an auditorium, a gymnasium, and a state of the art media center.

The design maximizes natural light through installation of clerestory windows, glazed roof monitors and interior light wells that pass through the entire building elevation. The media center utilizes an interior bridge opening up to the lower floor. Exterior finishes include brick, precast stone, metal panels and a combination of flat membrane roofing with
sloped shingle roofing. The sitework includes a new ball field and tennis courts, as well as a full replacement of the existing septic system. The project complied with certain criteria of the Massachusetts High Performance Green Schools Guidelines, and specifically the Massachusetts Collaborative for High Performance Schools (MA CHPS).

The project was verified by MA CHPS on March 26, 2010.