The student population at Boston Preparatory Charter School had been growing and space became limited within the existing building, creating a need for the school to rent additional buildings in separate locations. Looking for a solution to bring their students all back together in one state-of-the-art learning facility, W.T. Rich was hired to build their new school.
This phase included the construction of a new 49,800 square foot facility consisting of a middle school, high school and gymnasium. The new school building includes administrative offices, classrooms, a cafeteria with a full commercial kitchen and a storage area. The gymnasium was a standalone pre-engineered metal structure that tied into the new school.
Prior to the completion of Phase I, Boston Prep won the annual lottery and was awarded more chairs than they had applied for, thus leading to a second expansion of the new school.
This phase included the construction of a 32,804 square foot addition to the existing new middle and high school. The expansion is a 3-story structure with classrooms, science labs, academic support spaces and an additional cafeteria. The adjacent new school building was fully occupied and operational throughout construction of this phase.
Location: Hyde Park, MA
Phase I: August 2017
Phase II: August 2018
Phase I: $16.3 million
Phase II: $12.2 million
Phase I: 49,500 SF
Phase II: 35,000 SF
Type: New Construction & Addition
Owner: Boston Preparatory Charter School
Designer: Studio G Architects, Boston, MADelivery Method: CM-at-Risk (MGL Chapter 149A)