VERTEX is serving as Owner’s Project Manager for the Town of Wellesley for the new Kindergarten – 5th grade Hardy Elementary School. The new school will house 365 students and will offer STEAM Lab, Gymnasium, Art, Music and Media Centers to support all students. This project includes Wellesley Public School’s Skills program. The Skills Program provides a highly individualized and modified curriculum for students with autism spectrum disorder and/or other related disabilities that present with similar challenges.
The building is being designed to be net zero ready, including an all-electric mechanical system and capacity on the roof for photovoltaic panels. There will be no natural gas on this project, but there will be a diesel generator to support the all-electric mechanical systems in the event of a power outage. The landscape will include new playground, outdoor classrooms and a rectangular sports playing fields.
Address: 293 Weston Road, Wellesley, MA
Square Footage: 80,039 GSF
Type of Project: New Construction
Designer: Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, Inc. |SMMA
Contractor/CM: Shawmut Design and Construction
Date of Completion: School Opening August 2024 / Project Completion December 2024
Project Cost: $72.5M
This project was originally awarded to Compass which is now part of The Vertex Companies, LLC.