Ballfield Road Campus

Lincoln, Massachusetts




Lincoln Public Schools


50,400 sq.ft.

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Lincoln Public School’s Ballfield Road Campus serves about 650 K-8 students. Constructed in six phases between 1948 and 1994, the campus is defined by early examples of modernist architecture framing an exterior commons beloved by the wider community. The school district recognized the qualitative value of the facility. Still, it was committed to providing an improved facility that could support a modern curriculum and meet the town’s sustainability aspirations. Together with its local partner SMMA, EwingCole conducted programming workshops with educators and hosted outreach and engagement sessions with the community. The resulting 165,000-square-foot phased renovation and addition preserves many existing classrooms and introduces new 21st-century learning spaces that support project-based learning and student collaboration. The design approach for the new construction references the existing site’s modernist vocabulary. Renovated areas employ a super-insulated envelope and judicious use of triple-glazed window units. Overall, the project employs renewable energy strategies, HVAC systems integration, and plug load management to deliver a net-zero-ready facility.

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