Construction of the 16,000 sq ft existing building into new classrooms, learning centers, and administrative support offices. New mechanical, fire suppression, and electrical system were installed as well as a new 4 stop hydraulic elevator. A significant amount of work was completed on a fast track basis over the summer months to minimize disruption to the student body during the academic school year.
SABIS Educational Systems, Inc. was established in 1985 in Minnesota, with a range of schools starting in the private sector and expanding into the public sector. Ryan Construction completed renovations to a vacant 40,000sf building in Foxboro, to establish the first SABIS Charter School in Massachusetts.
SABIS acquired a twenty-acre site in Springfield for a private sector charter school campus. Shortly thereafter, SABIS turned to Minneapolis architect, Harriss Architects, and Ryan Construction to fast track the construction of their first building on the Springfield campus. Working closely with SABIS and Harris Architects, Ryan Construction cleared a portion of the site, installing utilities, roads and constructed the first phase consisting of classrooms, and cafeteria in just 5 months. The building was completed in time for the students to occupy the building in September. Ryan Construction continued building on the Springfield campus which now includes over 180,000sf, along with additional classrooms, dry and wet laboratories, an auditorium, a resource center, a gymnasium and more.
Ryan Construction completed a major addition and renovation of the Robin Hood Elementary School in Stoneham, MA. The 31,000 sqft addition included new classrooms including a pre-kindergarten classroom & two kindergarten classrooms, gymnasium, kitchen, cafeteria, faculty dining room, bathrooms & support space as well as a new entry road, a new multi-sport athletic field, fully-equipped children’s play area & extensive architectural site improvements. The 30,000 sqft renovation involved the original school including the fourteen classrooms, common areas & the administration areas as well as extensive mechanical & electrical work, new windows, repairing & re-pointing the brick exterior & a new roof. This project was completed on schedule for the students to return to a red carpet ceremony for their first day back in September.
The project consisted of completely renovating the old Melrose Registry of Motor Vehicles building into a new 1st class early education and childcare facility. A new sprinkler system was added which required street trenching and installation of a new 6-inch water line into the building. New electrical, plumbing, and HVAC components were installed to provide a code-compliant childcare facility. All new finishes including “child-size” furniture and fixtures, luxury vinyl tile, and LED lighting were installed throughout the new space. The rear driveway was transformed into a child playground area using a natural environment theme.