The new elementary school in Bourne, MA will serve grades 3–5 in a new two-story, 72,680-sf building. The classroom wing contains general classrooms, SPED rooms, and informal “team rooms” that encourage group learning opportunities. Administrative and guidance offices are adjacent to the main entrance lobby with convenient access to the gymnasium and cafeteria. A centrally located outdoor courtyard space provides natural light into the center of the building and separates the classroom wing from shared spaces including cafeteria, art/innovation studios, and gymnasium. The new school can be built in a single phase in front of the existing Peebles School site while the existing school is occupied with minimal disruption and very limited site phasing.
The exterior materials consist primarily of neutral colored brick expressed with horizontal accents, reminiscent of clapboard siding. Accents of wood siding and zinc metal shingles highlight program elements. The main entrance to the building is nestled between the sloped roofs of the academic and community wings and is announced with a large entry canopy that leads you into the main lobby space. The interior lobby space is filled with natural light from the courtyard and the gardens and play area to the west providing a connection to the outdoors. A palette of soft wood tones on the floor, neutral wall colors and accents of school color capture a “cape style” feel and a distinct character expressing school pride.
|Time Span||Project in Design|
|Type||New Grade 3-5 Facility|
|Client||Bourne Public Schools|
|Size||72,680 square feet|
|Architectural Team||Kent Kovacs, Principal-in-Charge; Michael Cimorelli, Project Designer|