Shawmut Design and Construction, in partnership with Arrowstreet, NV5, and the Massachusetts School Building Authority, has broken ground on the new Hildreth Elementary School in Harvard, Mass.
The 85,200-sf school will accommodate 445 PK-5 students. The facility will include 25 core classrooms, a media center, an open-styled lobby, a cafeteria, a gymnasium, an art room, superintendent and administrative support staff offices, a state-of-the-art STEM center, and flexible learning spaces.
Built in two phases, the first phase of construction will include the ground-up construction of the building adjacent to the existing building, while the second phase will begin with the demolition of the existing school and include outdoor site enhancements. Outdoor enhancements include two playgrounds, a sports field, an updated bus drop-off lane, clearer pick-up/drop-off zones, and 96 designated parking spaces. Stormwater mitigation measures and rooftop solar panels will also be included.
The school is scheduled for completion in 2021.