Oxford High School

Oxford, Massachusetts

Designed and constructed on an aggressive time frame and a tight budget to meet criteria of a system-wide school facility master plan. The school, which opened in September of 2002, houses 700 students and includes a three-station gymnasium and a 700-seat auditorium. The building’s rich masonry detailing and Dutch-hipped roofs recall the traditional mill buildings of the Blackstone Valley, while its massing and generous use of curtainwall glazing give it a distinctive contemporary character. The large curved windows of the cafeteria, library and art/music wing articulate the façade and give a special emphasis to these important spaces. The two-story classroom wings surround a large courtyard which focuses on the library and allows all rooms access to ample natural light and ventilation. The building program also included the construction of a new football field, running track, baseball, soccer and field hockey fields. The final project cost was millions


of dollars below the maximum SBA allocation for new schools in Massachusetts. The Oxford High School is also the lowest cost per square foot new secondary school project constructed in the state in the past four years, yet still includes all the amenities of a twenty-first century academic facility.

 


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