Davis Elementary School

Bedford, Massachusetts

  • FIRM

    Drummey Rosane Anderson


    Town of Bedford, Massachusetts

  • AREA

    78,000 sq.ft.





Following completion of a school and municipal center study, the architect was selected to design a K-2 school for 560 pupils to accommodate the projected population increase for the next 10 years.

The new Davis Elementary School was constructed on the site of an existing elementary school, which was demolished once the new school was occupied.

Design goals ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$129.00FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio flexibility to handle changing needs; creation of attractive and exciting educational spaces; creation of smaller educational communities, or clusters, within the school; flexible common space in each cluster for educational enrichment, such as an amphitheater for group programs; a centrally located library/media center; all kindergarten rooms located on the first floor; a gymnasium large enough to accommodate school and city recreation department use and the ability to access the gym independently of the school for after-hours use; a building infrastructure designed to support computing and technical needs; and a building designed for future expansion.

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