Nelson Place Elementary School

Location

Worcester, Massachusetts

Area

112,000 square feet

Key Features

  • The City of Worcester needed a new 600-student school for Pre-K through 6th grade neighborhood elementary school that could accommodate a large population of students with disabilities, including half of all students with autism from across the district
  • The new school features flexible, moveable furniture and lighting to accommodate different learning and teaching styles as well as a variety of technologies to enhance and support learners of all abilities
  • The City also made a commitment to environmental sustainability, targeting net zero energy, as part of a bigger Climate Action Plan to reduce Worcester’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
  • The new school is twice the size of the former school and yet is projected to use half the energy
  • Nelson Place achieved LEED Silver. The scorecard is on the USGBC website

Key Contacts

Robert F. Para Jr.

AIA

Principal

Christina S. Bazelmans

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Architect

Key Contacts

Robert F. Para Jr.

AIA

Principal

Christina S. Bazelmans

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Architect

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