Field Elementary School

Field Elementary School

At-a-Glance

Location
Weston, MA
Owner
Town of Weston
Architect
Jonathan Levi Architects
Size
65,390 SF
Delivery Method

Chapter 149

Key Features

New Construction

Occupied Municipal Campus

 

Awards
  • 2015 AGC Build New England Performance Award
  • Finalist 2015 Harleston-Parker Medal, AIA/Boston Society of Architects & City of Boston
  • 2015 Award for Design Excellence, AIA/Boston Society of Architects
  • 2015 American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Center
  • MA-CHPS Verified Leader School

Project Description

Colantonio built the new 65,390 square foot elementary school to replace the original school built in 1955.

Bordered by other schools, the community center and library,  the project required reconfiguration of the parking lots and roadways that service these buildings while keeping access between them open.  Colantonio self-performed the extensive site work that accommodates the one-story structure with walk-out lower level for the gymnasium and cafetorium.

Jonathan Levi’s unique design called for two classroom wings and centralized music, arts and support spaces clustered around several courtyards with direct access to outdoors.

The courtyards provide both light and ventilation and allow for open-air instruction.  The energy-efficient design maximizes daylight benefits with repeating patterns of large windows, Brazilian hardwood cladding and bricks, which were installed by Colantonio’s crew.

Colantonio subsequently demolished the original school, replacing it with playing fields.