Maria Hastings Elementary School
Lexington, Massachusetts

Dore + Whittier was selected as the OPM in April 2016 and was later joined by the Architect and Construction Manager to form the design and construction team. After developing and evaluating several options, the Building Committee selected a new build option that will replace the existing 1955, single-level school and its portable classrooms with a 3-story 100,000 SF facility for 645 (K-5) students. The all-electric building, which is being constructed just 15 feet from the occupied existing school, will include PV arrays mounted on the roof, geothermal wells, and heat pump systems to minimize the carbon footprint of the new school.

The $65M project is currently under construction. Early release packages for building foundation, steel and site preparation enabled site work to begin in Summer 2018. Usable open space allows new construction to occur while school remains in session with minimal disruption. Construction is expected to be finished for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Once completed, the existing school will be demolished and a parking lot PV array system will be installed.

Project Details

Owner Town of Lexington
Completed 2020 est.
SQ. FT. 100,000