Lexington, MA – Erland Construction announced that, along with ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, it will renovate 33,600sf of space within Cotting School’s existing academic building in Lexington. Erland and ARC completed Cotting School’s Campus Center addition in 2021.
Cotting is a private, nonprofit school serving children ages 3-22 with special needs by providing an array of integrated services that foster academic achievement, skill development, and social-emotional maturity. The scope of work will focus on improving functionality, enhancing existing programs, and unlocking the full potential of Cotting’s therapy and learning spaces. Together with ARC, Erland will update classrooms, offices, meeting rooms, a restroom, multiple corridors, the occupational and physical therapy rooms, and a central ramp. Renovations include new flooring, finishes, and lighting as well as upgraded mechanical, fire alarm, plumbing and sprinkler systems.
The building will remain occupied throughout construction. A phasing plan has been developed to minimize disruption to the school’s ongoing operations. The renovation is slated to be completed in October.
“This project underscores Cotting’s commitment to its students and we’re excited to be involved in delivering these updated spaces to their community,” said Steve Craft, academic group manager, Erland. “We value the relationships we’ve built with the school’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, families, and board members and are thrilled to be back on campus.”
“These renovations will keep Cotting School on the cutting edge of special education,” said Bridget Irish, president of Cotting School. “We are excited to continue to meet the needs of our current and future students and to be partnering with Erland on another excellent project.”