Saugus Middle High School

Saugus, Massachusetts


HMFH Architects


Saugus Public Schools


271,000 sq.ft.

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Completion Date


Design Team
Lori Cowles AIA, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C; Tina Stanislaski AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Gary Brock AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Ania Matteson; Devin Canton AIA; Deborah Collins AIA; Justin Viglianti AIA; Alexandra Gadawski AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C; Melissa Greene AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Sited along Route 1 and near the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, the new Saugus Middle High School supports forward-thinking education and celebrates the town’s rich history of innovation. Drawing inspiration from the town’s history and landmarks, the facility brings together 1,360 middle and high school students in a STEAM-driven complex of fabrication labs, collaboration spaces, and project areas. Grade-level classroom pods allow for smaller cohorts and facilitate exploratory learning with science and technology labs, art and drama classrooms, and engineering labs. Each pod is flooded by natural light through monumental lightwells and has a clear identity, reinforced by dynamic supergraphics honoring Saugus’ pioneering industries in ice, iron, and lobstering.

The school is designed to serve students and the community for years to come. A tri-generation plant will reduce carbon emissions by 49 tons a year and act as backup power.

Water conservation measures are expected to save more than 1.5 million gallons of water annually, and healthy materials, natural light, and outdoor learning environments contribute to student well-being.

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Flooring by Parklex USA
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Brick/Masonry by Sioux City Brick
Cabinets by Plyboo
Ceilings by USG
Ceramic Tile by Crossville
Doors by VT Industries
Movable Partitions/Walls by Nana Wall Systems
Movable Partitions/Walls by Lamboo
Windows by Peerless Products
Lighting & Accessories by Finelite
Washroom Fixtures by Bradley Corporation
HVAC Control Devices by Tecogen Inc.
HVAC Units by Tecogen Inc.
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Steelcase
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by PolyVision
Walls/Wall Materials by Dri Design
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