Worcester Technical High School

Location

Worcester, Massachusetts

Area

400,000 square feet

Key Features

  • Recognized nationally as a model for contemporary technical high schools, the building was designed to support the new paradigm of vocational and technical education that integrates academics and technical training
  • The school building is organized in four career academies—manufacturing, business management, health and human services, and construction. This “school within a school” concept creates a manageable scale for the 400,000 square-foot building
  • The building incorporates many sustainable design features, including a roof water collection system that supports adjacent vernal pools, athletic fields situated on a former landfill, and high-tech energy management systems

Key Contacts

Robert F. Para Jr.

AIA

Principal

Peter A. Caruso, Jr.

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Project Architect

Kathryn Crockett

AIA, LEED AP

President

“The facility was rated as one of the top ten in the country for its architectural design. In addition, the layout and design was instrumental in the transformation of our school. LPA|A was key to our success.”

– Dr. Sheila Harrity, Former Principal, Worcester Technical High School

Key Contacts

Robert F. Para Jr.

AIA

Principal

Peter A. Caruso, Jr.

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Project Architect

Kathryn Crockett

AIA, LEED AP

President

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