DeBerry-Homer Elementary School Breaks Ground

Fontaine celebrated the groundbreaking of the new DeBerry-Homer Elementary School located in Springfield, MA. Working with the City of Springfield and Dinisco Design, this 155,000 SF three-story school will serve 800+ students along with 120 pre-k students. This new building will consolidate the two schools, while each maintaining their individual identity.

Harris Brook Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

Fontaine celebrated the opening of the new Harris Brook Elementary School in Ludlow, MA. This 106,250 SF two-story elementary school accommodates approximately 630 students with a grade configuration of 2-5 including faculty and supporting staff. This project was successfully completed behind the existing fully occupied elementary school.

Beal Dedication Ceremony

The Beal Elementary School in Shrewsbury open the doors to their new school! On September 24th Fontaine celebrated along with the entire project team, stakeholders, community and the Beal students and teachers the dedication for the new Beal School.

Northbridge Elementary School Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony

Saturday, September 18th, Fontaine celebrated the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the new Northbridge Elementary School. This 167,352 SF project was successfully completed next to the existing, fully-occupied school, closest point being seven (7) feet away. Congratulations to the Town and the entire project team!

Springfield Preparatory Charter School Hosts Ribbon Cutting

On September 23, 2021 Springfield Prep held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of their school! Fontaine was happy to be a part of this amazing project right down the street!

Fontaine Awarded Deerfield Academy Simmons Dorm

The project consists of the construction of a new 33,000 SF dormitory, featuring 20 student rooms, four faculty apartments and plenty of common space all connected to the existing 1989 Denunzio dormitory. The project will also entail the renovation and upgrades to the adjacent 17,000 SF, 1989 Denunzio dormitory. Along with the addition and renovation, the complete building demolition of the existing adjacent 1949 Dewey Infirmary will take place in order for the new addition to be built. Rendering Courtesy of ARC

Raymond E. Shaw Breaks Ground!

Fontaine, along with all project team members, gathered today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Raymond E. Shaw Elementary School project. This project will include the construction of a 90,265 SF Elementary School located on Elmwood Street in Millbury, MA. The new school will consist of a two-story, steel framed building with exterior metal panels as well as masonry. The project will be completed in three phases. These include the construction of the new building, the demolition of the existing building, and the construction of a new multipurpose field and softball field. The project is de-signed to meet LEED Gold certification and is estimated to conserve 30% energy use compared to a similar size building!

Coburn Topping Off Ceremony

Coburn Elementary School celebrates the Topping Off Ceremony today! This project consists of a new three-story public elementary school building, associated site work, landscaping and demolition of the existing school and ancillary residential on the site. This new school is designed for 700+ students grades preK-5. The design also includes a gymnasium, cafeteria, classrooms and various admin and support spaces.

Fontaine, in a joint venture with Dimeo Construction, Awarded Doherty Memorial High School Project

The City of Worcester recently awarded Fontaine, in a joint venture with Dimeo Construction, to serve as their CM for the largest project in the City’s history, Doherty Memorial High School. The Fontaine + Dimeo team will be building the new Worcester Doherty Memorial High School which will be a 422,000 SF new state-of-the-art high school with a projected construction budget of $240 million. With the strong community desire to become more sustainable, Doherty Memorial High School will be built to reduce or eliminate fossil fuels by using a HVAC and Solar PV design. John Odell the Energy and Asset Director shared with us, “After a careful review, the selected power systems (HVAC and solar PV), coupled with a superior envelope design will result in a better than net-zero facility. This means that the building is designed not only be carbon neutral, but to be carbon negative – the first municipal building in the city to achieve this distinction.” This large-scale and highly complex project poses several challenges. Foremost, the project will be constructed on the grounds of the fully occupied existing school with an enrollment of 1,800 students. The phasing of the project is driven significantly by the logistics required to keep the existing school operating safely. We are excited for this opportunity to serve The City of Worcester once again!

Middleborough High School Starts Phase 6

The Middleborough High School project started in May of 2019. This very large project consisted of a tight schedule that was often faced with difficulties when COVID-19 hit. This project is a 166,650 SF high school consisting of one, three-story academic and administration wing, a two-story athletic and mechanical wing and a two-story performing arts wing. All three wings are interconnected by the commons and rotunda areas. This project also includes the installation of a new synthetic turf and track that will serve as a multi-sport field for Middleborough Sachems athletics program and the community. With phase 5 of this project just finishing up, we are moving forward to phase 6 which will consist of; demolition and abatement of the existing building, the completion of the front entrance and parking lot, a junior varsity softball field, tennis courts and two soccer fields. Phase 6 is scheduled for completion in the early fall of 2021!

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