Norton High School


The Norton High School project consisted of the comprehensive renovation of the existing 130,000 SF high school and the addition of a new 27,000 SF cafeteria and science wing. The scope of the addition included five, state-of-the-art science and laboratory classrooms, including separate laboratory prep rooms, a complete laboratory waste system, acid neutralization system, fume hoods, and energy recovery units for the exhausted air supply. The new addition was the first phase of work and was expedited to create swing space for the renovation work phases. The renovation scope of work included a comprehensive replacement of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment and systems.

The new addition was completed on time and within budget on February 15, 2013, allowing the school to move in over February school vacation. The remaining high school areas achieved full occupancy and operation of all classrooms and support spaces by November 2013 – one month in advance of the December 2013 deadline.



Project Information

Location: Norton, MA

Completion: 2013

Contract Value: $28.3 million

Size: 157,000 SF

Type:  Addition and Renovation

Owner: Town of Norton

Designer: JCJ Architecture, Boston, MA

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



W.T. Rich was able to work in partnership with the project team to complete the project with outstanding results. The owner’s and design team’s feedback on W.T. Rich’s performance has been exceptional. 

“From the earliest days of their involvement with the Norton High School project, WT Rich engrossed themselves in this challenging and complex project.  The fact that they could construct a new addition, completely renovate the existing school and install new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and sprinkler systems to a facility that was 100% occupied and without the students or the programs being interrupted by even one day was truly amazing.  Their organized approach to planning, communication, and safety, and their ability to execute their plan flawlessly made the process easy for all involved.”   

Deborah Marai, Project Manager
Pinck & Co.
Norton High School Addition & Renovation Project