Boston Preparatory Charter School

OVERVIEW

The student population at Boston Preparatory Charter School has 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. 

Phase 1: This phase included the construction of a new 49,800 SF facility consisting of a middle school, high school and gymnasium.  The new school building includes administrative offices, classrooms, cafeteria with 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 1, 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.  

Phase 2: This phase included the construction of a 32,804 SF addition to the existing new middle and high school. The expansion is a three-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. 

HIGHLIGHTS & CHALLENGES

 

 

 

Project Information

Location: Hyde Park, MA

Completion: 

Phase I: August 2017

Phase II: August 2018

Contract Value: 

Phase I: $16.3 million

Phase II: $12.2 million

Size: 

Phase I: 49,500 SF

Phase II: 35,000 SF

Type:  New Construction and Addition

Owner: Boston Preparatory Charter School

Designer: Studio G Architects, Boston, MA

Delivery Method: CM-at-Risk (M.G.L. Chapter 149A)

RESULTS

W.T. Rich worked closely with Boston Prep to give them the best school facility for the best value. This project in its entirety was completed on-time and under budget. 

"Boston Prep will be forever indebted to W.T. Rich and their team. Throughout our two projects their team consistently brought the right amount of effort, compassion, professionalism and expertise to deliver on their promise of on-time delivery of our school building on a tight timeline. We hope we’ll have reason to work together again." 

Sharon Liszanckie, Executive Director
Boston Preparatory Charter School 
New Construction