Gilbane Completes Lincoln HS Renovation

Lincoln High School front entrance

Lincoln, RI – Gilbane Building Company recently provided construction management at-risk services for a 178,000sf renovation and expansion project of Lincoln High School in Lincoln.

Designed by Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates, Inc., the project included a partial demolition of the existing school building, followed by 125,000sf of renovations and 53,000sf of new additions.

Science classroom

Completed on an occupied and operational school campus amidst numerous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the newly renovated, 2-story structure includes a one-story core area housing a 622-seat auditorium, dining commons with kitchen, library/media center and gymnasium.

New additions include an academic wing with four new science classrooms on the southwest side of the building, and a new high-bay technical education space for both the wood shop and automotive curriculum on the northeast side. Renovations included a new state-of-the-art culinary kitchen, fashions studio, graphic design space and robotics engineering lab space.


“As construction manager, this project required extensive planning and coordination to implement phased construction plans on an occupied school campus,” said Steve Duvel, senior vice president and business unit leader for Gilbane in Rhode Island. “The collaboration exhibited by the entire project team was outstanding and the end result is a top-notch facility for the district’s students.”

Lincoln High School will welcome approximately 900 students in grades 9-12 for the upcoming school year.