Sherwood Middle School


The Sherwood Middle School opened one semester ahead of the originally planned opening of September 2013. After occupancy of the new school, the old school was demolished, followed by construction of access roadways, parking, and a baseball field. The project was safely constructed and delivered ahead of schedule and under budget.

In December 2013, the project won the “Judges’ Choice” Sustainability and Innovation Award in School Planning and Management for its design as a sustainable building as a teaching tool.

As owner’s project manager, PMA represented the interests of the Town of Shrewsbury beginning with the feasibility study phase of design through the contract documents stage of the design. PMA reviewed and reconciled construction cost estimates, conducted constructability reviews, reviewed contract documents, and supported the Town of Shrewsbury in obtaining funding for this project from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). PMA also worked on-site during construction, performing comprehensive contract administration and construction monitoring tasks.

This project was selected by the MSBA to be featured in the ‘Story of a Building’ Seminar. Covering key ingredients for a successful project, this on-site class immerses attendees in the story of a public building construction project from the beginning of the planning stages to the final stages, resulting in a building “coming to life.” This school was also awarded the Merit Award for Design Excellence by the AIA Central Massachusetts 2015 Design Awards Program.

Photo Credit: Lamoureux Pagano Architects