Doherty Memorial High School

Location

Worcester, Massachusetts

Area

420,000 square feet
  • Worcester’s largest public high school, Doherty is being designed for a potential enrollment of 1,670 students in grades 9-12
  • A Massachusetts School Building Authority feasibility study determined that a replacement school for the 1960’s-era, 168,126 square foot building was needed
  • After a thorough process of identifying potential sites within the Doherty Quadrant of the City, the decision was made to build the new school on the site of the current school
  • Under the guidance of the City’s “Green Worcester Plan,” the school will be the most sustainable municipal building in Worcester.
  • LEED certification, net zero readiness, and the significant reduction of fossil fuels has a major impact on the design of Doherty’s building systems
  • Several Chapter 74 vocational technical programs will be offered at the school including the current Engineering and Technology program and three new programs: Programming and Web Development, Marketing, Management and Finance, and Construction Craft Laborer
  • A District-wide Biotechnology Advanced Academy will also be incorporated
  • The school is slated to open in 2024 with sitework to be complete in 2025

Below is a look at the construction currently underway.

Key Contacts

Christopher M. Lee

CSL, LEED AP

Associate Principal

Christina S. Bazelmans

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Associate Principal

Robert F. Para Jr.

AIA

Principal

“Thank you to everyone for your passion and dedication to the building of Doherty High and its excellent educational opportunities. Amazing teamwork.”

 

Maureen Binienda, Superintendent

Worcester Public Schools

Key Contacts

Christopher M. Lee

CSL, LEED AP

Associate Principal

Christina S. Bazelmans

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Associate Principal

Robert F. Para Jr.

AIA

Principal

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