Winner of “School Building Design Awards” from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, 2006.
Laura Fitch as project architect for Margo Jones Architects
The work for Crocker Farm Elementary School represented a complete transformation of a previously well constructed, but worn-out and crowded, neighborhood school. With 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.
Mechanical and electrical systems were replaced, and 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 includes four classrooms and administrative offices. The preschool is a district-wide program which is run independently from the elementary school and therefore has a separate parking area, drop-off, and entrance.