Colantonio Renovates Learning Center in Quincy

Rendering of Richard DeCristofaro Learning Center

Quincy, MA – Colantonio announced it is renovating an existing facility in Quincy and converting it into a specialized school for children with autism and learning disabilities.

The firm’s scope of work includes sitework, selective demolition, general construction, and renovations on the Richard DeCristofaro Learning Center. Once done, the facility will house art, music, sensory, physical, and occupational therapy spaces; a life skills room designed as a mini-apartment with washer/dryer, stove, microwave, and oven; a small 3-lane, indoor track for motor skills development; and two multipurpose rooms. Each classroom will house an ADA-compliant bathroom (some with bidets).

Construction is in progress on the Richard DeCristofaro Learning Center.

The building will include child-friendly exterior graphics of whales, dolphins, turtles and other sea life as well as a soothing interior color palette and place-making graphics that depict different natural settings, including a water world, a rainforest, and representations of the four seasons.

Colantonio’s renovation is expected to conclude this fall. Project partners include PCA360 and Wessling Architects.