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Erland Construction Partners with The Fessenden School on Science Center Renovation

Newton, Mass. - Returning for their third project together, Erland Construction and CBT Architects were selected by The Fessenden School, an independent boys’ boarding and day school based in West Newton, MA, to transform 12,275sf of an existing academic building into a state-of-the-art Science Center. The reconfigured and redesigned Center will provide a highly flexible and collaborative learning environment to support the ever-evolving needs of Fessenden students.

The new Science Center will house classrooms, an exploration space, a central gathering area, and multiple breakout spaces designed to provide students the opportunity to focus, create, and collaborate. Construction will be in phases to accommodate the additional shoring, new footings and slab required to renovate the space. The scope of work also includes the installation of a new VRF system, lighting, ceilings, flooring, a lab fume hood and associated casework, rolling glass partition walls, custom millwork, painting, and a retaining wall as well as the completion of two new restrooms. 

This project is scheduled to be completed over four months and Fessenden’s campus will remain occupied throughout construction. As with any project, Erland is committed to safety and minimal disruption to the School’s summer camp and ongoing activities for the duration of this work.   

About Erland Construction
Over the past 44 years, Erland Construction has successfully grown into the Northeast’s leading open shop construction management firm. The Company is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and has specialized expertise for new construction and renovations in major market sectors including academic, corporate, commercial, advanced technology/life sciences, residential, senior living, and hospitality. For more information, visit

About The Fessenden School
The Fessenden School is an all-boys, independent day and boarding school serving more than 520 students in Pre-K through Grade 9 in West Newton, MA. For more than 100 years Fessenden has been committed to the education of boys, and its facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind. Fessenden’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.