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Education and University Projects

Zervas Elementary School

The Town of Newton Massachusetts recently completed (2017) a three story 67,000 square foot academic building to replace the single story 1950’s era classroom building as the preferred design option under the MSBA funding guidelines. 

The structure is a steel frame with concrete floor slabs and foundations with a construction budget of $23 million. The challenging urban site required the foundations to bear on a rammed aggregate pier system and floor to floor heights to be minimized to allow the three story school to blend in without overpowering the residential neighborhood of Newton.

Frank H. Netter MD School Quinnipiac University

Challenge with a capital Q. Transform a 1970's office park into a state of the art medical facility for Quinnipiac University. The second phase of the North Haven campus master plan created space in the existing 200,000 square foot three story office building for classrooms, lecture halls, gross anatomy lab and support spaces.


An addition was also fit over and between the previously renovated and in use School of Health Science. Building Information Modeling was used to coordinate the new structure with existing building components and new Architecture and MEP systems to create spaces for a medical library, lecture hall and student lounge spaces.

Girard and Company provides structural engineering for a variety of educational projects serving both private and public agencies in  Pre-K through 12 schools and secondary education markets.

We have extensive experience in both Connecticut and Massachusetts public schools with a comprehensive understanding of the state review processes and the ability to produce documents for fast track schedules that often require foundations and primary structural systems to be completed months ahead of the rest of the design team documents. 

In the collegiate and private education markets, we provide our services for various building uses, from new construction projects to renovations and additions for residential housing, academic classrooms, athletic facilities, and campus infrastructure.  Girard and Company is proud to have multiple projects at Western New England University, Quinnipiac University, Berkshire School, and The Rectory School.

Below are a few of our notable projects in the Education market.

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