Project name: Billerica Memorial High School
Project location: Billerica, Massachusetts
Firm name: Perkins&Will
Jury comments: This remarkable project embodies a contemporary pedagogical approach to education clearly and effectively. The architect uses all the tools of architecture to create what seems to be just the right balance of permanence, variety, proportion, scale, and nature of spaces. We are taken by the brickwork, which, in combination with the form, creates a distinct identity for the school, tied to the heritage of Billerica. In addition to connecting to its context through material and form, the school offers spaces for the community to use, making it all the more a part of the town. The entry moment is a welcoming one, with warm wood and light from aboves. And the spaces throughout are comfortable and feel linked to the site. Billerica Memorial High School is a winning project.
Client: Town of Billerica, Massachusetts School Building Authority
Images: Chuck Choi
Consultants: Shawmut Design and Construction; Acentech; Architectural Engineers; BALA Consulting Engineers; Campbell McCabe; Code Red Consulting; Crabtree McGrath Associates; Don Soule Theatrical Consulting; Edvance Technology Design; Engineers Design Group; HLB Lighting; Lahlaf Geotechnical Consulting; Lund Associates; Nitsch Engineering; Universal Environmental Consultants; Warner Larson Landscape Architects