Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

New Bedford, Massachusetts

  • FIRM

    Mount Vernon Group Architects

  • CLIENT

    City of New Bedford, New Bedford Public Schools

  • AREA

    96,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $20,788,390.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    12/2010

The new Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is an example of an energy-efficient, high-performance facility designed to complement and enhance its bordering neighborhood. The elementary school serves 675 students from K to 5, and features an auditorium, gymnasium, cafeteria, library/media center, classroom spaces and a recreation area with a synthetic turf ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY675COST PER SQ FT$216.54FEATURED IN2012 Architectural Portfolio and resilient track.

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is designed for energy efficiency and exceeds the Massachusetts Energy Code by 30 percent. Key elements of the design include a roof that produces renewable energy from an 80 kWh photovoltaic (PV) system; classrooms with daylight harvesting; and a synthetic play field for student and public use, which eliminated potable water irrigation.

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School has been designated a "Model Elementary School" by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Model School Program.