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Erland Construction and Olson Lewis + Architects Selected to Revitalize Historic Appledore and Construct Innovative Design Center at Tenacre Country Day School

Wellesley, MA – Erland Construction, in collaboration with Scalora Consulting Group and Olson Lewis + Architects, is pleased to announce their selection by Tenacre Country Day School to relocate and transform the school’s historic two-story headmaster’s residence, known as Appledore, and construct a new two-story Design Center in its place.

Tenacre Country Day School's Head of School, Will Crissman, expressed excitement about the partnership, stating, "We are delighted to embark on this journey with Erland Construction and Olson Lewis + Architects. This project represents a significant step forward in enhancing our campus facilities and supporting our mission to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students."

Appledore, boasting a rich history dating back to 1880 and spanning 4,120 square feet, will undergo an extensive renovation, evolving into a vibrant hub for admissions and development offices. The revitalization of Appledore aims to seamlessly blend modern functionality with a respectful nod to its heritage, ensuring it meets the evolving needs of the school.

In addition to restoring Appledore, Erland will construct a cutting-edge two-story Design Center spanning 9,480 square feet. The Design Center promises to provide an innovative environment conducive to learning and creativity, elevating the academic experience at Tenacre Country Day School.

"We are thrilled to collaborate with Tenacre Country Day School and Olson Lewis + Architects on this transformative endeavor,” said Ben McConchie, Academic Group Manager, Erland Construction. “The restoration of Appledore and the construction of the Design Center represent a unique opportunity to blend history with innovation, creating spaces that will inspire generations of students for years to come."

This project marks Erland's first partnership with Tenacre Country Day School.

About Tenacre Country Day School
Tenacre Country Day School is a small, independent school for children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6 whose mission is to "nurture and challenge each child, every day." Tenacre provides a strong academic foundation for students through a well-defined program that fosters a love of learning and thinking, the confidence to take risks, and the commitment to effort.

About Erland Construction
Over the past 47 years, Erland has been committed to developing and empowering its people to deliver outstanding construction management services through a collaborative and rewarding experience, resulting in successful projects, long-term relationships, and real value for clients. The Company is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, and specializes in new construction and renovations in major market sectors, including academic, corporate, commercial, residential, senior living, hospitality, advanced technology, and life sciences. For more information, visit