Jeremiah E. Burke High School and Library


To provide a sense of community in this urban neighborhood, the City of Boston decided to renovate the Jeremiah E. Burke High School and add a new 80,000 square foot, four-story addition that provided Dorchester with an updated school and a combined high school / public library. The new wing also houses a community center, cafeteria, and gymnasium. W.T. Rich served as the General Contractor for this project.

Project Information

Location: Dorcester, MA

Completion: November 2008

Contract Value: $37 million


Renovation - 200,000 SF

Addition - 80,000 SF

Type: Renovation & Addition

Owner: City of Boston Public Facilities Department

Designer: Schwartz / Silver Architects, Boston, MA

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


"This project required significant attention to detail and patience. Given the scale and difficulties when working within an existing building, an addition and adjacent new construction, W.T. Rich provided the necessary experience, foresight and care throughout the construction process."

Nelson Liu, Schwartz/Silver Architects
Jeremiah Burke High School