Proctor Elementary School, Library/Media Center Addition and Renovations

Topsfield, Massachusetts

The Proctor School, built in 1934, desperately needed major repairs and additions to meet a growing school population. Lacking access to technology, the school established goals to upgrade the building rapidly and meet the program requirements associated with a modern elementary school education.

The new library/media center became the focal point of activity as both ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$65.00FEATURED IN2001 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers central network hub with a multistation computer lab and the hands-on learning center. The library houses a sizable reference section, children’s casual reading areas, ample seating for students and a meeting space for community needs.

A new elevator on the exterior made the building accessible to the physically challenged. The building has new air-conditioning systems and is illuminated with ample natural light. It retains the natural beauty of the Georgian-style architecture. The design fulfills the needs of the educators and respects the building’s history, which is cherished by the community.