Highland Park Elementary School
Highland Park Elementary School serves grades K through 5 as a neighborhood school. The facility was originally constructed in 1928 and expanded in 1965. Three portable classrooms were added in 2003. Six years later the Town of Manchester selected to move forward with architectural and interior design services. The scope of work included removal of the portables, following the State Department of Education’s “Renovate as New” level for maximum reimbursement. Additions were added to meet enrollment and program needs, and in compliance with “High Performance” design (comparable to LEED Silver criteria).

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Renovations were made to all educational and administrative spaces, including full replacement of antiquated MEP systems, building envelope upgrades, hazardous materials’ abatement, and site improvements to rectify safety issues and provide new play areas. Additions include a new media center, classrooms, student support areas, and two elevators.

CLIENT

Town of Manchester, CT

LOCATION

Manchester, CT

YEAR COMPLETED

2013

SIZE

35,100 SF

COST

$13,700,000
Received the AIA Connecticut People’s Choice 2013 Award for favorite educational building project.

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