Park Avenue Elementary School

Working with the Newburyport-based Architecture firm of Dore & Whittier, Inc., Places Associates is the Landscape Architect of Record for the $ 35 million dollar, 109,067 square foot, three story school.  The new school will serve students from grades Pre-K - 6 and replace the existing, 1950’s era,  Park Avenue Elementary School. Construction will be completed in three phases beginning with the demolition of the upper portion of the existing Park Avenue Elementary, followed by construction of the new building and then the demolition of the lower portion of the existing building once the new building is complete. Site work will include all utilities, parking lots and roadways throughout the site. A dramatic radial ramp at the front of the building will provide an accessible route to the first floor of the school to accommodate the grade changes needed to meet the existing sloping site. .  Landscape design was coordinated with the drainage system design to provide for innovative treatment of rainwater in using rain gardens. The new school will be a more compact, energy efficient building. The project is targeting LEED Silver certification. It will be completed in summer 2015. 

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