Gilbane Building Company tapped to build new Henry J. Winters Elementary School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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New state-of-the-art facility to add to Pawtucket’s ongoing revitalization

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Gilbane Building Company has been selected by the Pawtucket School Department to provide construction management at-risk services for the new, 93,964-SF Henry J. Winters Elementary School.

Designed by the SLAM Collaborative as a state-of-the-art STEAM educational facility, the new school will feature three levels and accommodate 643 students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth. The school will be built on the 2.60-acre site of the old facility, which was demolished in the spring of 2020, and is situated in a thickly settled, urban neighborhood. The Gilbane team has developed strict safety and logistical measures to ensure minimal disruption to the surrounding community, including rerouting large trucks hauling major equipment arriving from adjacent I-95.

“Our team is thrilled to partner with the Pawtucket School Department to deliver this STEAM facility for the city’s youngest learners,” said Steve Duvel, senior vice president and Rhode Island business unit leader for Gilbane. “Our experience as a leading K-12 builder will help ensure this project is completed efficiently with the highest quality and safety standards.”

The new Henry Winters STEAM Elementary School will be a welcomed addition to the neighborhood and play a large role in Pawtucket’s ongoing revitalization. Considerations for a student drop-off area with optimal traffic flow, increased security measures, as well as energy efficient HVAC systems have all been incorporated into the building’s design and will provide students and staff with an enriching facility in which to learn.

Gilbane is committed to engaging and enriching the communities in which live and build. As part of this commitment, we pursue woman-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, and small business participation on all our projects – regardless of funding requirements. To reinforce this, we have established a new 20% corporate small and diverse participation goal, with a commitment to raise it to 25% in 2022. Outreach strategies are currently underway to engage the Pawtucket community.

The Henry Winters STEAM Elementary School is slated for completion by the end of 2022.

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, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1870 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 48 office locations worldwide. For more information, visit

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