East Somerville Community School

Somerville, Massachusetts

  • FIRM

    CDR Maguire, Inc.


    City of Somerville, MA

  • AREA

    125,876 sq.ft.





On Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, an early morning fire swept through the southeast wing of the East Somerville Community School. CDR Maguire was retained as the architect to design the renovation that followed. Working with the city, Somerville Public Schools, and the Massachusetts School Building Authority, CDR Maguire designed a comprehensive renovation and additions of ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY682COST PER SQ FT$265.00FEATURED IN2014 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation 125,876-square-foot, K-8 elementary school that gutted the entire building to the structural steel frame and constructed a new state-of-the-art facility that not only meets today's educational standards, but will serve the community for years to come.




Notable sustainable features include the following:


- Daylight harvesting


- Sun shade systems


- Working garden and a live green roof


The school is in process of receiving LEED Silver for school certification.


CDR Maguire, Inc. led the design with the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM), which resulted in efficient presentation, coordination, and collaboration throughout the process.