War Memorial Recreation Center


The project was comprised of the complete “gut” and renovation of the three-story, 152,000 SF Cambridge Rindge and Latin Public High School and the attached War Memorial Athletic Complex and Field House. Historic elements of the original War Memorial complex needed to be protected and preserved. The facility adjacent high school and field house were occupied throughout the construction period. 



Project Information

Location: Cambridge, MA

Completion: 2009

Contract Value: $25.6 million

Size: 152,000 SF

Type: Renovation / Addition

Owner: City of Cambridge

Designer: HMFH Architects, Inc.

Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build (Chapter 149)

Awards & Honors: 

- 2009 AGC Build New England Award

- 2009 Honor Award from the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association

- LEED® Silver certification



W.T. Rich Company worked in partnership with the City of Cambridge, the Cambridge Public School Department and HMFH Architects to find cost-effective ways to provide pragmatic solutions to achieve the successful delivery of the project within the agreed deadline and to the highest levels of client and end-user satisfaction.   

The Cambridge War Memorial project was the third opportunity I have had to work with W.T. Rich Company and they once again demonstrated their excellence and commitment.  W.T. Rich is fair and reasonable; they help you get the mission accomplished, and they consistently demonstrate a team effort.  They were professional, responsible and cooperative throughout the project. Job after job, their performance and the project results are consistently the same – outstanding.  As a result, once again, a W.T. Rich-managed project was a huge success.”

Alan Burne, Owner’s Project Manager
City of Cambridge
Cambridge War Memorial Project