Thatcher Brook Primary School

What does a community do with a beloved 100-plus year-old historic building that desperately needs either upgrading or replacement? Scott + Partners performed a series of options studies that demonstrated how renovating and adding was more cost effective than abandonment and starting over elsewhere. This project took 10 years to complete: four years of bond preparations and presentations (three votes), two years of design, two years to build (in phases) and two years to finesse the buildings’ complex systems. The new design showcases all three existing historical buildings and the new main entry, and includes extensive technical upgrades.