Chelmsford, MA

Designed by Flansburgh Associates, the project included the renovation of two middle schools: the 38,490 sf McCarthy Middle School and the 84,300 sf Parker Middle School.

Renovations consisted of significant upgrades to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in two middle schools and the addition of a library to each building. Construction continued while the schools were fully occupied. Temporary partitions were installed for separate phases of the project to prevent any interruption of school activities.

Renovation work was performed simultaneously with the library additions at both schools over multiple shifts including nights, weekends and school vacations. This allowed for the installation of the new heating system’s infrastructure before the summer when the heating units could be installed, which requires more invasive work on the buildings