New Bedford, MA – Dellbrook|JKS celebrated the ribbon cutting of Alma del Mar Charter School’s Frederick Douglass Campus on Jan. 28, alongside the OPM, Compass Project Management, and Arrowstreet Architects, Inc.
The Frederick Douglass Campus, totaling 52,000sf, is located just off Church Street in New Bedford. The structure, comprised of pre-engineered metal buildings, sits on four acres that hold a parking lot, pickup/drop off area, playground, and an outdoor classroom space. The interior of the building has classrooms, a gymnasium, a cafeteria with servery, offices, and support spaces.
Features of the new space include colorful panels, environmental graphics, encouraging words, and murals about the school’s namesake. The building also has extensive sound control measures to minimize ambient city noise.
“It’s been an absolute honor to partner with the teams from Compass Project Management (again!) and Arrowstreet on the Frederick Douglass Campus,” said Dellbrook|JKS project manager, Carolyn Kimball. “Alma’s tireless dedication to their scholars and the local New Bedford community helped inspire the team the whole way through!”
This is Dellbrook|JKS’s second project with Alma del Mar. In winter of 2016, the firm completed the Sara D. Ottiwell Campus, where Kimball also served as assistant project manager.
“It was a pleasure working with Alma del Mar Charter School and Compass Project Management for the construction of the Frederick Douglass Campus,” said Dellbrook|JKS project executive, Greg Inman. “The high level of collaboration that occurred amongst this project team is something to celebrate. Together we maintained a tight construction schedule and created a wonderful space that will most definitely make a difference for the surrounding community.”