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Crocker Farm Elementary School

The work at Crocker Farm Elementary School represented a complete transformation of a previously well-constructed, but worn out and crowded neighborhood school. As project architect for Margo Jones Architects, Laura Fitch, helped design 19,000 SF of additions and 50,000 SF of renovations. The school now houses the district-wide preschool program as well as a new library.

Structural repairs to existing flat roofs were made to address snow loading issues. Classroom storage cubbies and finishes were upgraded and natural daylighting in many of the existing class, music and art rooms was improved with new skylights. The preschool addition at Crocker Farm Elementary School includes four classrooms and administrative offices.

Winner of “School Building Design Awards” from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, 2006

Sustainable design strategies employed in the renovations included the replacement of all windows and mechanical systems, and improvement of insulation levels.