DRA Celebrates Topping Off of Marathon Elementary School

20170519_Hopkinton Topping Off_013 smallerThe Marathon Elementary School construction project recently hit another milestone. A small group of people, including town and school officials and project team members, gathered to celebrate the topping off ceremony of the new 88,700 square foot school located on 129 Hayden Rowe Street near EMC park.

The two-story school is being built for pre-K, kindergarten and first-grade students and will replace the Center School on Ash Street, that was built in 1927. The design features a cafetorium, gymnasium, media center and other specialized spaces including an art and music room.

Targeting LEED Silver certification, the early elementary school will include many sustainable features, including a photo-voltaic array on the roof, outdoor and indoor water use reduction, controllable interior lighting, and designated parking for green vehicles.

The $44.7 million building is scheduled for completion for the 2018/2019 school year. The project team includes Compass Project Management (Owner’s Rep); Colantonio (Construction Manager), and DRA Architects (Architect).


DRA Celebrates Orchard Hill Elementary School’s Topping Off Ceremony

cropped version of beam placementSOUTH WINDSOR, CT – Drummey Rosane Anderson (DRA), a multi-disciplinary planning, architectural, and interior design firm with a studio in South Windsor, recently participated in a topping off ceremony for the new Orchard Hill Elementary School.

The $26.4 million project is part of the district’s 10-year plan to update all the elementary school facilities in town. The 72,000-square-foot school is being constructed on the 83-acre campus of the old Orchard Hill School and Timothy Edwards Middle School.  The first students will be attending the new elementary school in the fall of 2017. Continue reading “DRA Celebrates Orchard Hill Elementary School’s Topping Off Ceremony”