Gilbane Building Company Earns Merit Award from ENR New England Best Projects

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North Reading Middle/High School Project earns merit award for outstanding construction in K-12 education

North Reading Middle / High School

ENR New England announced the winners of their Annual Best Projects for 2016. The North Reading Middle / High School project has received a merit award K-12 Education. This year the panel of industry judges reviewed and discussed 20 projects located throughout the region, which comprises of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The North Reading Middle / High School project consisted of a gut-renovation to the pre-existing middle school and the construction of a new adjacent high school. The new high school building provides a state-of-the-art learning environment for students and faculty, offering flexible classrooms, high-tech laboratory spaces, and small group learning areas. The pre-existing 136,410 SF middle school connects to the new high school through a large open Main Street corridor. The Middle/High School shares a new performing arts center/auditorium; kitchen and cafeteria; gymnasium; library/media center; and administrative spaces as well as core mechanical spaces. Combined, the facilities will serve a total of 1,370 students in grades six through 12.

Three judges from the industry evaluated each project on the ability of the project team to overcome challenges, contribution to the industry and community, safety and construction. View a complete list of winners at ENR New England Best Project Winners. The Winners will be recognized at an awards breakfast on December 8th at the Hyatt Regency Boston.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.

Gilbane has been a leading Boston construction firm since 1946, serving commercial, institutional, and public clients in the Commonwealth including the University of Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Tufts University, Verizon, Genzyme, Fidelity Investments, and Bank of America. The Boston office was recently named a Top Charitable Contributor in 2015 and 2016 by Boston Business Journal. For more information, visit

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