New, 119,693 SF Elementary School for the City of Taunton, MA. The new school will be a combination of a one-story building with core areas for the art and music classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria and associated kitchen and support spaces, and a three-story classroom wing that will include a 1-1/2 story media center and administration offices. The construction type will be II-B, with a combination of steel frame construction and masonry bearing wall construction at the gymnasium area. A fire wall will bisect the project into two buildings.
Exterior finishes will include brick and cast stone masonry with limited areas of fiber cement panel siding. Windows and entrances will be aluminum framed systems. Roofing will be low-slope single-ply membrane throughout, with a combination of metal and prefabricated FRP cornices.
The new school has been sited to allow for the on-going use of the existing school; phased construction will be required to complete the new construction, provide temporary site features, and complete demolition and remaining site work once the new structure is complete and occupied by the Owner.
The new school is registered with a goal to receive LEED Silver certification under the LEED-S v4 rating system.
Location: Taunton, MA
Architect: Dore & Whittier Architects
Value: $42.5 Million