Zervas Elementary School


The new Zervas Elementary School was part of a larger development project undertaken by the City of Newton to address growing enrollment and the advanced age of the existing facilities. The original Zervas school building was built in 1954 and was no longer addressing curriculum needs or the standards for educational facilities set forth by the State of Massachusetts.

The design of the new Zervas Elementary school echoed features of the recently completed new Angier Elementary School in Newton, which was also built by W.T. Rich.


Project Information

Location: Newton, MA

Completion:  August 2017

Contract Value: $29.2 million

Size: 80,000 SF

Type:  New Construction

Owner: City of Newton

Designer: Perkins Eastman, Boston

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



The new Zervas Elementary School opened in September 2017. In addition to the construction of the Angier Elementary School and the Zervas Elementary school, W.T. Rich is currently engaged by the City of Newton to complete the new construction of the Cabot Elementary School.



“Beyond W.T. Rich’s demonstrated reputation for delivering high-quality construction and construction management, W. T. Rich’s commitment to addressing the interests of all public project stakeholders, including sensitive construction site neighbors, was outstanding.

The consistently high level of professionalism that W. T. Rich exhibited on a daily basis, supported a high level of trust and confidence within the owner group, design team and wider public constituencies that served the Zervas Elementary School construction project well."

Jason Springer, Project Construction Architect
Zervas Elementary School