Hildreth Elementary School

Harvard, Massachusetts


Harvard Public Schools


3,635 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Situated at the heart of the elementary school, the Library/Media Center creates a space that is open, warm, and welcoming for students’ first encounters with reading and information gathering. The design encourages students to see the library as the first destination on the road to knowledge. The two-story volume is at the center of circulation between classrooms, cafeteria, and gymnasium. It is the social hub of the school for students to pass through continually on their daily activities. A large two-story window provides daylight and visual connection to the public library across the street, encouraging students to engage with their greater community.

A maker space/science lab with a balcony overlooks the library, connecting the two spaces to encourage learning. Students will be able to perform experiments such as parachute drops that integrate learning in the space.

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Libraries/Media Centers

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Carpet by Interface
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Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
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Ceramic Tile by Creative Materials
Ceramic Tile by Lea Ceramiche
Door Hardware by Hager
Doors by Pioneer Industries
Doors by Kawneer
Elevators by KONE
Insulation by Owens Corning
Insulation by ROXUL
Insulation by International Cellulose
Roofing by Johns Manville
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Kohler
Plumbing by Sloan Valve
Plumbing by Chicago Faucets
Plumbing by Elkay
Plumbing by Just Mfg
Plumbing by T&S Brass
Plumbing by Symmons
Plumbing by Fiat
Plumbing by Guardian
Roofing by Versico
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Skylights by American Skylights
Windows by Kawneer
Lighting & Accessories by Acuity Brands Controls
Lighting & Accessories by Spectrum Lighting
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Lighting & Accessories by Lumenpulse
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Won Door
Security Systems by Axis Lighting
Security Systems by Altronix
Locks by Accurate Dorwin
Card Systems by HID
Auditorium/Assembly Furniture by National Public Seating
Classroom Furniture by KI
Computer Furniture by KI
Library/Media Center Furniture by KI
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by KI
Office Furniture by KI
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Childcare Furniture by Jonti-Craft
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