Cushing Academy, Carlisle and Hancock Halls

Ashburnham, MA

NEW DORM AT CUSHING IS A BRIGHT SPOT IN A TOUGH YEAR

Cushing Academy is a private, coeducational college-preparatory school for boarding and day students. Our team provided construction management services for the Academy’s new connected Carlisle Hall and Hancock Hall, which replaced the former Cooke Hall. The project scope involved the demolition of an existing building and the construction of a new, wood framed, co-educational dormitory to house students and faculty.

The new connected residence hall is a 26,250 SF two-story building with 60 student rooms and four faculty apartments. Carlisle and Hancock Halls, now Cushing Academy’s most energy-efficient building, is the first residence hall to be tied into the new central heating plant located at the Fisher-Watkins Dining Commons, which was recently renovated.

Beautifully situated on a hill above Cushing Academy’s Quimbly Field, before construction could take place our team had to manage a soil densification and stabilization process. We completely excavated the area to install a geopier foundation to support the building’s position.

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