Angier Elementary School

OVERVIEW

The original Angier Elementary School, built in 1919, received its last significant upgrade in the 1930's.  The school was the oldest in the district with many of the classrooms being 40-50% smaller than the required program area. Renovation or expansion of this structure was deemed impractical and, ultimately, more costly than constructing a new school.  The Carr Elementary School served as the temporary home of Angier while construction was underway. W.T. Rich Company was selected as the construction manager for the new Angier Elementary School construction project, as well as the construction manager for two other major Newton school projects as part of a district-wide school improvement initiative.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Project Information

Location: Newton, MA

Completion: January 2016

Contract Value: $28 million

Size: 75,000 SF

Type: New Construction - Sustainable

Owner: The City of Newton, Newton, MA

Designer: DiNisco Design Partnership -  Boston, MA

Owners Project Manager: NV5 / Joslin Lesser & Associates - Watertown, MA

Delivery Method: CM at Risk  (Chapter 149A)

Awards & Honors: LEED® Gold Certification

CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS

 

RESULTS

W.T. Rich was able to achieve substantial completion and acquire the certificate of occupancy on schedule by early January 2016, and classes began immediately thereafter. In December of 2016, the Angier Elementary School earned the LEED® Gold certification for excellence in sustainable design and construction. W.T. Rich Company was also awarded the construction of two other Newton schools as part of a district-wide school improvement initiative.