Hildreth Elementary School

Harvard, Massachusetts


Harvard Public Schools


85,214 sq.ft.

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Design team
Arrowstreet (Architect); GGD Consulting Engineers (MEP Engineering); EDG (Structural Engineering); Epilson Associates (Environmental Permitting); Lahlaf Geotechnical Consulting (Geotechnical Engineering); Ransom Consulting (Geo-Environmental); Universal Environmental Consultants (Hazardous Materials); Crabtree McGrath (Kitchen/Food Service); Kalin Associates (Specifications); Soden Sustainability Consultant (Sustainability); PM&C (Cost Estimating); Building Fire & Access (Code); New Vista Design (Educational Programming); DVS Security (Security); Todd Tsiang (FF&E)

The new Hildreth Elementary School fulfills a 16-year effort to build an innovative school for future generations. Already a high-performing district, Harvard Public Schools worked with the design team to create learning spaces that support socio-emotional learning, foster community connections, and provide equitable access to encourage intellectual and social development.

Situated near the center of the historic village, the project restores a large, open field and links the new building to the neighborhood and town commons. The building orientation optimizes daylight and solar gain and creates a sheltered outdoor play space. An open, two-story library is the heart of the school. A large window frames the view of the town library across the street. Flexible learning spaces accommodate group and individual learning, and an Innovation STEM lab encourages scientific exploration.

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