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Holbrook PreK-12 School

Posted: November 1, 2019 | Projects

Flansburgh Architects studied nine separate options for Holbrook Public Schools. After long and careful consideration, the Town of Holbrook selected an “all-district” PreK-12 solution to consolidate all three deteriorating existing schools into one new facility. This single-phase construction project reduced disruption to students during construction, resolved the issue of three antiquated schools, and satisfied 21st century learning goals.

Photo Courtesy of Robert Benson Photography

The new 217,353 square-foot, two-story building serves the 1,095 students in the district. The school houses two cafeterias and a 320-seat auditorium, as well as two larger gymnasiums with divisible basketball courts and 500-seat bleachers, new baseball and softball fields, and a new synthetic turf multi-purpose field, and running track for both school and community use.

Grades PreK-5 are completely separated from grades 6-12; each section of the school has its own entrance, administration, and facilities. Spaces include larger classrooms, new media centers, and science labs that conform to 21st century education standards. Also included are dedicated art, music, band, computer labs, special education spaces, and a STEAM commons to enhance the learning process by thinking creatively.

The new design features numerous “green” elements that will improve operational efficiency of the school, such as occupancy sensors for lighting, an energy efficient displacement air system, and a building-wide energy management system. There is also improved student safety with new building security, access control, fire alarm, and fire suppression systems.

The project utilized the CM-at-Risk project delivery method focusing on logistics with traffic, an occupied existing school on site, and schedule. Flansburgh Architects managed three earlier bid packages (site, steel, & masonry) and the final bid package to release the project six months before schedule. This is the first PreK-12 school project funded by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) in the Commonwealth.

Building Envelope: OldCastle BuildingEnvelope
Roofing: Sika, DensDeck
Windows: EFCO, OldCastle BuildingEnvelope, Pilkington
Curtainwall: EFCO, American Window Film, Inc.
Entrances & Storefront: Kapiloff Glass, OldCastle BuildingEnvelope
Flooring: Mannington, Johnsonite, Tarkett, Burke, Ardex, Roppe, Protective Industrial Polymers
Interiors: K & K Acoustical Ceilings, Tyco Simplex/Grinnell, Merit Manufacturing, Tolco, FlexHead, Potter, AFG. 
Daylighting/Skylights: Greenwood Industries, Bristolite Kingspan Daylighting, Valspar
Elevators: Delta Beckwith Elevator Company

Architect 
Flansburgh Architects
77 N. Washington Street
Boston, MA 02114
www.flansburgh.com

Structural Engineer 
Boston Building Consultants
241 A Street, #220
Boston, MA 02210

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Garcia Galuska DeSousa
370 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747

Civil Engineer
Nitsch Engineering, Inc.
2 Center Plaza, #430
Boston, MA 02108

General Contractor
Consigli Construction
72 Sumner Street
Milford, MA 01757

Date Bid: Feb 2015
Construction Period: Jun 2015 to Jun 2018
Total Square Feet: 217,353
Site: 38 acres.
Number of Buildings: Three. 

Building Sizes: First floor, 118,449; second floor, 98,904; total, 217,353 square feet.  
Building Height: First floor, 14’; second floor, 13’4”; total, 34’.  
Basic Construction Type: New/2B.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. 
Exterior Walls: Brick, curtain wall.
Roof: Metal.
Floors: Wood. 
Interior Walls: CMU.

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the November/December 2019 issue of DCD

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