Marshall Simonds Middle School, Burlington, MA

  • Total Area: 152,000 square feet
  • Construction Manager At Risk: CTA Construction Co., Inc.
  • Owner's Project Manager:
    CMS (Construction Monitoring Services)
  • Project Type: Addition and Renovation (Completed January 2013)

This 900-student middle school was originally designed in the 1950s as the Burlington Senior High School and has seen very few changes over the years. A 33,000 square foot addition was made to the front courtyard to serve as a main entrance, alleviating safety concerns over mixed bus and pedestrian traffic issues. New cross-connecting glass corridors dramatically improved student circulation and allow direct access between the auditorium, cafeteria and main classroom wing, which has not functioned well since the building was first commissioned. Security issues were addressed by installing pass card entrance locks which require student and staff identification for access. These additions and more created a much more significant street presence, a definitive main entrance, better circulation and ample handicapped parking in direct proximity of the building.

 

 

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Bruce T. Martin

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