By SCN Staff
WESTPORT, Mass.—Construction continues on the new $75 million Westport Middle-High School project in Westport.
When completed in fall 2021, the 187,100-square-foot school will be able to accommodate up to 860 students in grades 5 to 12. This two-story educational building is designed on a project-based learning curriculum with an emphasis on STEAM education. There will be a Learning Commons on the ground floor, along with a maker space, fabrication labs, and childcare vocational spaces.
Jonathan Levi Architects is the design firm on this impressive project. Agostini Construction is the general contractor.
The project also includes two full size gymnasiums, 1,320 square feet of physical education alternative space, and a walking track.
The Middle and High school academic spaces are separated from each other, and both will have access to a shared commons. A state-of-the-art library media center is located on the main floor adjacent to the main entrance.
“The new Westport Middle-High School has been designed to reflect new understandings in education,” said Superintendent Gary Reese, in a statement.
“Our students will be better prepared to become productive, contributing members of society as a result of the new and innovative learning opportunities that they will experience in the new building.”
The building envelope consists of masonry, glazing and metal panels. The project is seeking certification from the US Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System, Version 4 (LEEDv4) New Construction and Major Renovation.