The architect was engaged by the town of Hingham to conduct a programming and feasibility study, and prepare a master plan for systemwide school capital facilities and expansion needs at the elementary and high school levels.
The school building committee subsequently decided to carry out major renovations and expansions at Hingham High School.
Expansion and CAPACITY1,104COST PER SQ FT$118.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio to the high school include full systems replacement and upgrades to existing spaces such as the social studies, math, science, cafeteria and kitchen, auto shop and foreign-language wings. Also noteworthy is the addition of an all-digital language laboratory with a video digital server.
The 65,835-square-foot addition features a large library, administrative offices, a new science wing and music rooms adjoining the auditorium. Nearly 12,000 square feet of the existing structure had to be demolished in order to accommodate the new addition.
Construction on the high school had to be phased so that the existing school could continue operating over the two-and-a-half years of construction. The addition and renovations to the high school increased the student capacity from 800 to 1,104.