Academic Projects

Academic environments are highly competitive, with schools competing for a finite pool of students. Classroom spaces, athletic and performing arts centers, and residence hall amenities matter, and influence student choice. As a university and school construction management company in Massachusetts, BW Kennedy & Co. has built these disparate program areas, partnering with academic clients to provide solutions that achieve program goals with the best value, at the best cost.

From fast-track summer construction to traditional construction, we have the requisite expertise to plan and execute to a client’s exacting standards.

Phillips Academy

Renovation of Historic George Washington Hall, Andover, MA
Architect: Benjamin Nickerson

  • Phillips Academy enlisted BW Kennedy early in the process to plan for renovation of 2,500 SF counseling center
  • BW Kennedy used their own architect and worked closely with the school to program and design the space to meet departmental needs
  • Took place in an occupied campus setting
  • Completed over school’s summer break

Middlesex School

Conversion of Historic Barn to Facilities Department Offices, Concord, MA
Architect: Benjamin Nickerson

  • Restored 8,000 SF, 100+ year old barn and retrofit for school’s Facilities building
  • Middlesex School enlisted BW Kennedy early in planning process to program and design the space to meet Facilities Dept. needs
  • Total renovation, selective demolition, significant wood framing to structure, new windows, siding, roofing, all interior finishes
  • MEP/FP Design/Build by BW Kennedy
  • Also built new, separate 3,000 SF building to house the Facilities Department personnel

Phillips Academy

Renovation & Upgrade of Boys Locker Rooms, Andover, MA

  • Phillips Academy engaged BW Kennedy early in planning process to work with their athletic department and architect to design new locker room space
  • BW Kennedy had to early release locker and HVAC packages to meet occupancy deadline
  • Refit existing 7,500 SF boys locker room with new HVAC systems, lockers and flooring
  • Completed over summer break with an accelerated, and partially phased, schedule to accommodate school’s summer camp

Middlesex School

Mary Mae Faculty Housing, Concord, MA

  • Middlesex School engaged BW Kennedy to help the school find a modular solution for construction of five new faculty homes
  • Desired site presented complications as it contained multiple soil classifications which had to be managed differently according to their classification
  • Phased construction to address site issues while maintaining occupancy of housing by start of school year
  • Coordinated closely with the modular home builder so that the site work, foundations and MEP/FP transitioned seamlessly for the school

Middlesex School

Locker Room Renovation, Concord, MA

  • Renovation and upgrade of Locker Room facilities including all MEP/FP performed Design/Build