Elizabeth Pole Elementary School


This project consisted of the construction of a new 100,000 square foot, two-story elementary school.  Building construction consisted of a steel-framed structure with light gauge metal framed exterior walls with a combination of brick and EIFS façade.  The project contained a beautifully-designed courtyard with river stone pavers and ornamental stone.  The courtyard was enclosed within the interior of the building requiring appropriate logistical coordination to ensure proper planning and sequencing of related work. 

The project also entailed extensive site work such as new site utilities throughout, significant site re-grading, extensive new site drainage, a storm infiltration system, concrete walkways, new parking lots and landscaped features.  The project execution was extremely smooth and consequentially the project was completed one month ahead of schedule.



Project Information

Location: Taunton, MA
Completion: 10/07
Contract Value: $21.4 million
Size: 100,000 SF

Type: Public – New Construction
Owner: City of Taunton, Taunton, MA
Designer: Mount Vernon Group Architects, New Bedford, MA

Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build



The new Elizabeth Pole Elementary School project was constructed smoothly and efficiently due to a collaborative team approach.  The W.T. Rich team approach identified potential challenges early in the process so that they could be avoided or mitigated.  The project was completed with virtually no major issues, disputes or challenges, and was completed one month ahead of schedule.  

"W.T. Rich’s attention to detail and suggestions were not only straightforward and honest but in many instances led to a better product with less money spent. Let me assure you that my next building project will definitely include W.T. Rich Company. W.T. Rich has and continues to be a true leader in construction. For my associates and myself, we are pleased to give W.T. Rich our highest recommendation."

Jorge Figueiredo, Associate Principal
Mount Vernon Group Architects
Elizabeth Pole Elementary School - New Construction