The new elementary school will serve 790 students grades 2–4 in a new three-story, 139,500-sf building adjacent to the existing Ryan School serving grades 5–6. After a long, careful analysis, this site was selected for its proximity to the town center, available open building area, and opportunity for enhanced resources as part of an academic campus with the Ryan School. The new school will replace the aged Trahan School and North Street School, and provide the students of Tewksbury with a state-of-the-art facility that supports and enhances 21st-century learning.
General classrooms for each grade level occupy a separate floor. The design features dedicated arts, music, learning labs, and special education spaces, as well as innovation studio labs that incorporate green houses, reflecting Tewksbury's agrarian past. A double-height cafeteria with performing arts/drama space provides unobstructed views into the courtyard and connects to the media center on the second floor. In addition, the new school also houses a large gymnasium with divisible basketball courts for both school and community use.
A new athletic stadium will replace the historic Doucette Field, and will be used for multiple sports at all grade levels throughout the school district, along with community use. The project also includes the construction of a new field house with lockers, training spaces, and a fitness center.
|Type||New Grade 2–4 Facility|
|Client||Tewksbury Public Schools|
|Size||139,500 square feet (school); 9,000 square feet (field house concession); 2,000-seat stadium|
|Design Team||Kent Kovacs, Principal-in-Charge; Bill Beatrice, Project Manager; Betsy Garcia, Project Architect|
|Consultants||Nitsch Engineering (Civil Engineering); Engineers Design Group (Structural Engineering); Bala Consulting Engineers (HVAC Engineering); Crosby | Schlessinger | Smallridge (Landscape Architecture); PM&C (Cost Estimating)|