June 13, 2022

GROUNDBREAKING: Net Zero Energy Bowers Elementary School Renovation - Manchester, CT

O g bowers elementary groundbreaking 6.13.22 12 smaller 900 0x0x2930x1955 q85

Bowers Elementary School in Manchester, CT, broke ground today and signified the State’s third Net Zero public school. The Bowers School community, town officials, and construction manager were in attendance to celebrate the next big step in the renovation of Bowers Elementary School. Wearing his Bowers Blue, Mayor Jay Moran stated:

"We are so excited to break ground today and to continue to prove that every student going forward after next year will have a 21st Century classroom, with the technology and the infrastructure to give them an environment that will make it good for them to learn. Not only are we building great schools, but safe schools."

Beman groundbreaking artboard 2 900 0x0x2250x995 q85

Upon completion, the 65,000 sq. ft. school will house students in Kindergarten to fourth grade in a new 21st-century flexible learning environment. A new STEAM suite will be created, co-locating STEM, Art, and project rooms to collaborate among the disciplines. The new outdoor courtyard adjacent to the cafeteria will feature a mix of spaces to provide opportunities for discovery, exploration, and creativity.

O g bowers elementary groundbreaking 6.13.22 11 900 0x0x2148x1397 q85

A Net Zero school will generate as much energy over a year that it uses. A geothermal well field will be located under the existing baseball field, and photovoltaics will be on the roof. 

Relocating students temporarily for the 2022-2023 school year will accelerate construction and allow students to occupy the renovate-as-new Bowers Elementary School in Fall 2023. This project continues TSKP STUDIO’s relationship with Manchester Public Schools and is the fifth school in town that TSKP has designed. Explore the entire project.

O g bowers elementary groundbreaking 6.13.22 9 900 0x0x2010x1341 q85 O g bowers elementary groundbreaking 6.13.22 13 900 0x0x2544x1698 q85

TSKP is excited to continue this project with a great team listed below:

Construction Manager: O&G Industries

Mechanical/Lighting: CMTA Inc.

Civil / Traffic: SLR Industries

Structural Engineer: Macchi Engineers LLC

HazMat: TRC Environmental Group

Acoustical: Jaffe Holden

Technology: Bemis Associates

Food Design: Food Service Design

READ MORE LIKE THIS:

 

Share:

Twitter Linked in

Previous

Past News

MEET TSKP: TSKP STUDIO Welcomes Julia McFadden, AIA, ALEP, WELL AP GROUNDBREAKING: Net Zero Energy Bowers Elementary School Renovation - Manchester, CT DEDICATION CEREMONY: Beman Middle School name selected to highlight history

Show all

@TSKPSTUDIO