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Erland Construction to Complete New Residence Hall for St. Mark’s School

Southborough, Mass. - Erland Construction, in collaboration with Goody Clancy and Design Technique, Inc., has been selected by St. Mark’s School to construct a new 90,000sf, 3-story residence hall on their evolving campus in Southborough. When completed, the building will house a mix of single and double rooms for 150 students and 12 faculty apartments as well as a student lounge, 8 group study rooms, and 12 study nooks.

“The bonds students form while studying, socializing, and growing together will flourish all the more in this new unified residential campus,” said Samantha Brennan, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Faculty, St. Mark’s School.

A variety of materials including structural steel, timber framing, and metal roof trusses will be used to construct the new residence hall. Additionally, the building has been designed to incorporate sustainable elements and will be constructed to meet St. Mark’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship. The 17-month project will create a living and learning community that ensures that the extraordinary relationship between the school’s students and faculty and honors the “school under one roof” vision of St. Mark’s founder, Joseph Burnett, just in time for 2022 fall semester.

“It is our goal to partner with St. Mark’s to strengthen the fabric of their campus and their community with the construction of this new residence hall,” said Steve Craft, Academic Group Manager, Erland. “This project underscores St. Mark’s commitment to its students and enhances their model of a world-class secondary education. We’re excited to be back on this incredible campus.”

St. Mark’s campus will remain occupied throughout construction. Erland will take great care mitigating disruption to the school’s activities and neighboring faculty apartments. This is Erland’s seventh project with St. Mark’s. The school most recently partnered with Erland to transform an underutilized space within their existing gymnasium into a state-of-the-art athletic training space.

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