Brightwood-Lincoln Elementary School

Springfield, MA

A consolidation of two small schools with buildings inadequate for modern learning programs, plus PK and the district-wide ILP Program, the new facility will create an atmosphere of a small school feel for 960 students while ensuring universal access for all students. 21st Century Learning and PBL spaces are integrated throughout the new school. The resulting building will operate as separate schools sharing communal spaces such as a gymnasium, cafetorium, library, and art area, and allow for future expansion when needed.

Although the large building presented added complexity, such as traffic mitigation for two schools in the same location, through careful educational programming for efficient adjacencies and site analysis that maximized efficiency, these issues were addressed. An underserved community now anxiously awaits the completion of this new building that will serve the needs of two districts for the foreseable future.

Location Springfield, MA

Client City of Springfield

Year Complete 2021

Construction Type Sustainable, New Construction

Services Feasibility Study–Construction Administration

Construction Cost $66,326,435 (Estimated)

150,500 SF Building Area

“DiNisco has been an outstanding partner with us.”

Daniel Warwick, Springfield Public Schools Superintendent