Sutton Middle School and Sutton High School are located on a 63.74-acre public school campus in rural Sutton, Massachusetts. The school's primary goal for its renovation and addition was to create separate and distinct academic areas for the high school and middle school that share core spaces. The school also wanted a professional-level dramatic venue to showcase its robust drama program and host community programming.
A 50,000-sf renovation upgrades the athletics and science facilities and a 125,000-sf addition provides the space needed to house two separate academic programs. At the heart of the school is a large community courtyard, which brings daylight and a garden to its interior.
The high school is organized around the gymnasium, while the middle school is organized by a series of arcs around the courtyard. The high school and middle school are connected to common areas, including the library, dining commons, theatre, and arts wing by an interior loop corridor that encircles both the gymnasium and courtyard. The high school and middle school come together at the school’s main entrance, which also connects to the courtyard.
|Type||Renovation & Addition to Combined Grade 6–12 Facility|
|Client||Sutton Public Schools|
|Size||175,000 square feet|
|Design Team||Jorge Cruz, Principal-in-Charge; Vince Dubé, Project Manager|
|Consultants||Nitsch Engineering (Civil Engineer); Garcia Galuska DeSousa Consulting Engineers (MEP Engineer); Boston Building Consultants (Structural Engineer); Crosby Schlessinger Smallridge (Landscape Architect); Cost Pro (Cost Estimator)|
|General Contractor||Brait Builders|
|Certifications||Massachusetts Collaborative for High Performance Schools (MA-CHPS) Verified|