October 20, 2013

New Vinson-Owen Elementary School Officially Opens CTA Construction is Construction Manager

CTA Construction of Waltham, the construction manager for the new Vinson-Owen School, along with school officials, Town dignitaries, project architect Tappé Associates, owner’s project manager Skanska USA Building, Inc. and other members of the project team and school community celebrated the official opening of the new school with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 20.    

The new 3-story, 74,800 sf. school that accommodates 400 K-5 students, is designed to support 21st century pedagogy for young students, and encourages integrated project-based learning.  Twenty one brightly lit classrooms, along with such improved features as a new cafeteria, full-sized gymnasium, media room, art room, administrative offices, reading areas and dedicated computer labs are features evident in the new building.  The design layout also allows community events and parent access without disturbing the instructional spaces.  The site includes two new playgrounds, athletic fields, and two new parking lots that can now accommodate 92 vehicles.  The redesigned driveway and dedicated lanes further improve traffic flow and allow afternoon pick-up much safer and more organized. The eco-friendly School is designed according to the criteria set forth by the Massachusetts Collaborative for High Performance Schools (MA-CHPS).

CTA Construction Co, Inc., is an award-winning construction management and general contracting firm with a history of excellence in building commercial, residential, academic, civic, retail, and hospitality facilities. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, CTA Construction's portfolio includes construction projects valued at over $800 million. As a leader in green building, the construction firm has helped numerous clients build sustainably and in meeting LEED Silver or greater and MA-CHPS standards.