Point Webster Middle School

Quincy, Massachusetts

The renovation of the 100,000-square-foot 1916/1921 school building provides improved and modernized facilities for 600 middle school students. State-of-the-art materials and equipment are integrated with much of the school’s refurbished historic decor to accommodate the requirements of current and future learning environments. The rejuvenation of Point Webster Middle ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$65.00FEATURED IN2000 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation contributes to the preservation of historic resources for the city of Quincy.

The building was made accessible by adding an elevator, constructing new interior stairs and installing chair lifts and ramps. Major interior alterations were required to provide improved spaces for physical education, industrial arts, family and consumer science, music and computer-technology instruction. The school’s spacious auditorium, previously used as a combined media center, library and assembly space, was renovated carefully to restore its original character and use.

In addition to the many interior improvements, all plumbing, HVAC, electrical and data/communications systems were replaced. This complete upgrade of the building meets the demands of evolving education programs and teaching methods.

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