Angier Elementary School


W.T. Rich Company built the Angier Elementary School, which is the first of three schools completed by W.T. Rich in the City of Newton. The school, which opened in 2016, is a state-of-the-art center for learning for children in Grades Kindergarten through 5.

The Angier Elementary School project consisted of the new construction of a 75,000 square foot facility. The 3-story building, including a gymnasium, is steel-framed with concrete floors and metal framed walls. The exterior consists of brick veneer, curtain walls and metal panels. The interior has a sophisticated layout with many details incorporated into the millwork, laminated panels and drywall.

W.T. Rich Company built much of the school with locally-sourced and recycled materials, including low-emission volatile organic compounds for items such as paint and sealants. The school also uses the latest energy-efficient technologies in the lighting, HVAC and building controls systems. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the school its LEED Gold certification based in part on these attributes.

This project faced a tight schedule with primary construction commencing in October 2014, and the date of completion set for 17 months later in March 2016. Seven months into construction, the Owner moved up the completion date to January 2016. W.T. Rich met that demand by completing construction in December 2015; students and staff occupied the school in January 2016.

Project Information

Location: Newton, MA

Completion: January 2016

Contract Value: $28 million

Size: 75,000 SF

Type: New Construction

Owner: City of Newton

Designer: DiNisco Design Partnership, Boston, MA

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

Delivery Method: CM at Risk  (MGL Chapter 149A)

Awards & Honors:

- LEED® Gold Certification