OMR Architects was selected as one of five finalists for the Hampshire College Welcome Center
Longmeadow celebrated the grand opening of their new daylit, energy efficient, 21st century high school. Transparency provides glimpses from the core of the building’s break out spaces through the classroom wing and the landscape beyond, enhancing the sense of connection and community. Renovation of the 1970s wing and demolition of older structures continue, with site completion slated for Fall 2013.
OMR Architects has been chosen by The Albany Academies in Albany, NY to perform a series of studies for several buildings on the campus. The buildings require improvements to fit the current needs of the Academies, while being unified by a campus wide vision. The studies are part of the Academies' Bicentennial Campaign - a transformative process currently nearing completion, to join the separate boys and girls schools in the upper grade levels.
OMR Architects has been selected to provide campus master planning services for Louisville Collegiate Schoool in Lousiville, KY. Work began in late September.
june 23 2012
Students, board members, faculty and guests gathered during Cardigan Mountain School's Family Weekend for the ground-breaking of the Cardigan Commons in Canaan, NH. The new 27,000 sf dining facility and student center will become the central gathering place on campus, providing a sense of unity. Construction is on track for completition in the spring of 2013.
OMR Architects was selected by a joint jury of the NSBA and AIA to display the Willard Elementary School in Concord, MA, at the Exhibition of School Architecture display at the National School Boards Association 72nd Conference being held this year in Boston, MA.
march 26 2012
Students and faculty from JFK Middle School in Hudson, MA, as well a few state and town officials, signed the final steel beam before it was hoisted up and set atop the new David Quinn Middle School which is currently under construction. Project Team members from OMR Architects also joined the topping-off ceremony. During the past few months, crews have drilled and blasted, cleared trees, moved topsoil, laid the foundation, and erected the frame, which was completed at the ceremony. The new school is scheduled to be open in September 2013.
OMR Architects recently completed a programming and organizational study for the Houston Christian High School in Houston, TX to help the school realize their vision of a new Learning Commons. The new Commons would combine the library, media center and cafeteria functions into a vibrant flexible community gathering space that will help prepare HCHS students to be creative, collaborative and enthusiastic learners.
november 15 2011
Voters in Concord, MA and Carlisle, MA have voted "yes" to construction of the new Concord-Carlisle Regional High School. The measure passed both Town Meetings with 84% of the vote. OMR Architects was selected in February for the architectural design services.
october 25 2011
OMR Architects has been selected to provide architectural design services for The Waldorf School of Lexington in Lexington MA. The project will begin with master planning services.
october 12 2011
OMR Architects and the Town of Hudson celebrated the groundbreaking of the Kennedy Middle School. There is excitement about the progress at the site adjacent to the current middle school, which is being replaced with a new building. Paul Blazar, chairman of the JFK Building Committee, praised the partnership between the town, building committee and OMR Architects, saying the project has been run efficiently. The new school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.
OMR Architects will be working with Theatre III in West Acton Massachusetts on renovations and repairs to their historic 1868 Church building. Theatre III is a very active community theatre which was established in 1955. The group is housed in the former West Acton Universalist Church Building just down the street from OMR’s offices. First phase of work will involve renovating the Gothic Revival/Italianate façade of the building. Succeeding phases will include site improvements, interior renovations, and improving accessibility.
OMR Architects were selected to provide architectural design services for Concord Carlisle High School in Concord MA. This project is part of a continuing relationship with the town which includes the recently completed Willard school, the Beede Center Natatorium, and a Master Plan for the High School.
OMR Architects were selected to provide architectural design services for Lincoln School in Lincoln MA. The project will begin with a feasibility study assessing options for renovation and/or new construction for this K-8 campus.
OMR assisted the Concord School Department to install a photovotaic system on the roof of the new Willard School as part of a broad range of sustainable initiatives at this OMR designed school (see public school portfolio for more info).
The team of omr architects and New Habitat Partners, LLC received Town building permits, and construction has begin on Phase I of the West Acton Village Ecology project. BLUEFIN Building & Design, LLC has been hired as the General Contractor.
june 8 2010
Longmeadow High School and Concord Carlisle High School both passed their town votes on the same night and will be moving forward.
june 4 2010
Michael Rosenfeld was a speaker at the Salisbury Class of 1970 Reunion and presented a history and review of omr’s work at the school.
may 21 2010
OMR received a First Place Award in the K-12 Schools – New or Renovation category in the 2010 Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Awards Competition for the Richard T. Flood, Jr. and Sally Elliot Flood Athletic Center, at the Salisbury School, Salisbury, CT.