Day school reno gets A+

November 10, 2012 by  

Construction at Dedham Country Day School is now complete.

Although open for classes at the beginning of September, Erland Construction has signed off on the finishing touches and has announced that the multi-staged reno and construction project in the Lower School area of the building is now finished.

Erland Construction partnered with Epstein Joslin Architects and the Casali Group, of Cambridge and Boston respectively. The new build-out and reconfigured class areas were complete enough for students to begin the 2012-13 academic year. This latest addition to Erland’s roster of projects in New England could be added to a catalog of commercial projects should it undertake catalog printing for promotional purposes.

Rick Jensen, vice-president of Erland, said:

“Dedham Country Day School is a new client of ours and we’re excited to have wrapped up our first project for them successfully. The logistics of working within the constrained campus was a challenge and we’re proud of this beautiful new addition to DCDS’s campus.”

Renovations included the demolition of two buildings used for classrooms and the design and construction of a large two-story building, adding more than 8,300 square feet of much needed space.

The larger building will be used for kindergarten classes and first grade students, appropriately on the first floor, with third grade classrooms on the second floor. The school finally has dedicated space for reading and especially for its music program. Other renovations completed include work in the school’s washrooms and administration areas.

Erland Construction is a general contracting company that specializes in the academic and healthcare sectors.