Burlington, MA Brennan Consulting, Inc. continues to expand an already robust education portfolio and their teams are underway on several elementary and high school projects throughout the Commonwealth. Massachusetts school administrators are working diligently to keep students and staff in the classroom and investments in K-12 infrastructure are allowing for increased program capacity, improved air quality, and often result in a safer learning environment.
“In the K-12 market, our team continues to deliver innovative solutions to streamline coordination and reduce unnecessary capital costs” said Laureen Poulakis, president of Brennan Consulting.
Brennan is providing preconstruction survey services, layout control, foundation and athletic field layout, steel erection surveys, and construction as-builts on several Commonwealth schools. A spotlight on five is included below:
Attleboro High School, Attleboro. Designed for both college prep and accredited vocational and technical programs and coming in at $260 million, the new Attleboro High School project is underway. The building is four stories and 476,420 s/f, with a footprint of over five acres. In all, the project is expected to open September 2022 to approximately 1,700 students. Demolition of the existing high school and construction of the new athletic fields will continue through November 2023. (Rendering courtesy Kaestle Boos)
Blanch A. Ames Elementary School, Easton. Construction began in April 2021 on the 148,440 s/f Blanche A. Ames Elementary School project and is underway on the grounds of the existing Parkview School in Easton. Expected to open to Pre-K through Grade 2 students in early 2023, the unique programming includes porched teaching spaces and outdoor classrooms, and will accommodate a capacity of 875 students. The completed design will cost $63.6 million and is intended to replace three aging elementary schools in town; Center School, Moreau Hall, and Parkview School.
Tewksbury Elementary School, Tewksbury. This Grades 2-4 replacement project is 139,500 s/f and will serve 790 students adjacent to the existing Ryan School. A new athletic complex with 9,000 s/f fieldhouse and training center and 2,000 seat stadium are included and replace the historic Doucette Field. The current project is expected to cost $98.5 million, is anticipated to open for the 2022-23 school year, and will replace the existing Trahan and North Street Elementary Schools. (Rendering courtesy Flansburgh Architects)
Rockland Phelps Elementary School, Rockland. To replace the aging Easten, Jefferson Elementary, and Memorial Park schools and consolidate grades 1-4 under a single roof, construction of the 120,000 s/f Phelps Elementary School is underway on the existing Memorial Park site. Expected to open in the Fall of 2023, the project includes a new turf athletic field and will accommodate a capacity of 760 students. The project will cost $86.6 million.
Sharon High School, Sharon. Slated to open for students in the Fall of 2022, the Sharon High School project broke ground in September 2020 and will have a capacity for more than 1,200 students. Designed to replace the existing overcrowded high school with existing envelope, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing deficiencies, the new building totals 240,200 s/f and is expected to cost $163 million. (Rendering courtesy Tappe Architects)
From surveying and civil site design, through permitting and construction, Brennan Consulting’s diverse and qualified teams assure successful project delivery. “Bold innovation and state-of-the-art technology have allowed us to expand our portfolio to include some of the largest educational projects in the Commonwealth.” said Poulakis. Brennan Consulting is WBE Certified and prequalified by Mass DOT.