KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School


W.T. Rich was hired to manage the construction of an elementary school addition to the existing KIPP High School and also for the complex renovation of a 100-year-old former warehouse building that was converted into a new, modern-day high school for Grades 9-12.

Phase I consisted of the construction of a new 2-story, 15,000 square foot addition to the existing high school at 90 Rock Street. Space included the development of five kindergarten classrooms on Level 2 and five first grade classrooms on Level 1. In addition, alterations within the existing building took place on both levels and consisted of relocating offices and breakout rooms to facilitate corridor connections to the addition. This phase also included a new parking lot, basketball court and two synthetic turf fields among other site improvements and landscaping. The high school remained fully occupied and operational throughout construction of this phase.

Phase II consisted of the conversion of a 100-year-old warehouse building into a new, modern-day high school. The existing loading dock was transformed into a new multilevel Dining Commons featuring a glass storefront overlooking the street.

Project Information

Location: Lynn, MA


Phase I: August 2017

Phase II: August 2019 

Contract Value: $26.6 million


Phase I: 12,000 SF

Phase II: 60,000 SF

Type:  Renovation & Addition

Owner: KIPP Academy

Designer: Arrowstreet Architects, Boston, MA

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