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Project Details

Architect

Wight & Company

Size

400,000 square feet on 6.6 acres

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Riverside Brookfield High School



A historic structure, a mere 6.6-acre site and 1,400 students on hand: these are a few hurdles McHugh faced for its $64 million renovation and expansion of Riverside Brookfield High School.

McHugh broke the work into phases and using every open space possible, including interior courtyards, to complete work while the school remains in session. An early presence on site, with the project team in place six months before construction began, allowed for aggressive scheduling. Work included construction of a music center in a 70-by-70-foot courtyard, renovation of classrooms, public areas and bathrooms with fixtures dating back to 1917; and construction of a new academic wing with main entrance, student commons and field house.