Location: Southwick, MA
The team of Dietz & Company Architects and JCJ Architecture provided Feasibility Study and Schematic Design services for three schools in the Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District. This complex project, which required an intensive programming and planning exercise, began as a renovation to the Elementary School. The project became a regional effort funded by the MSBA to expand and renovate the High School as well as renovate Powder Mill Middle School and Woodland Elementary School. The grades within each building would be realigned to shift the Middle School students to the expanded Middle/High School and distribute the elementary level students between the other two buildings.
The plan for the Middle/High School, which includes new science labs, will allow for separate building wings for the Middle School students and the High School students. The plan maximizes the ability to share building resources by centralizing modernized core spaces including the gymnasium, cafeteria and media center. Repairs to the Woodland and Powder Mill Schools include exterior envelope upgrades, MEP system replacement, new fire sprinkler systems, structural improvements and building code upgrades including full handicapped accessibility compliance.