Marshfield School Project Awarded by DBIA New England

The Connolly Brothers team (l-r): Matthew Lawton, assistant VP of architecture; Bryan Curtiss, project designer; Jay Connolly; Harry Samolchuk, lead designer; and Thaddeus Minshall, VP of real estate, development / Photo by John Cannon, courtesy of DBIA New England

Marshfield, MA – Connolly Brothers, Inc. recently won a Silver Award from the New England chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). At DBIA New England’s annual awards gala on Jan. 25, the Connolly team was honored for its design-build work on New England Academy’s new South Shore campus in Marshfield.

New England Academy is a private school serving grades 7-12 that is based on a belief that students with social and emotional disabilities have the cognitive and academic ability to be successful if given skills to access their academic talents. New England Academy previously selected Connolly to design and build its flagship 40,000sf North Shore campus in Beverly in 2014. The new Marshfield campus features contemporary classrooms, laboratories, artistic/creative spaces, administrative offices, a full gymnasium and athletic field, and a cafeteria. Using the design-build model, the project went from the conceptual stage to completion in just under one year.

New England Academy’s South Shore campus in Marshfield, Mass. / Photo by Camille Maren

“Were it not for our confidence in Connolly’s ability to get the job done right, we would not have been so bold in pursuing an expedited timeline,” said New England Academy CFO/COO, John Vogus. “Many additional students’ needs can now be met in this new educational and therapeutic setting.”

New England Academy founder and executive director, Dr. Ryan Plosker, added, “Connolly Brothers has been a great partner in helping New England Academy achieve its campus dreams and providing a space where our students can flourish.”

Connolly’s project team included JSN Associates, structural engineering; BLW Engineers, electrical and plumbing engineering; McDougall Bros. Enterprises, site work; Metro Walls, framing, drywall, and acoustic ceilings; Peak Fire Protection Inc.; Shawnlee Construction, framing and carpentry; and Stenbeck & Taylor, Inc., civil engineering.

Connolly previously received awards from the DBIA for its work on Great Marsh Brewing Company and Harmonic Drive’s regional manufacturing headquarters.

“Thank you to New England Academy for once again entrusting us with your campus needs,” said Jay Connolly, president of Connolly Brothers. “We value this honor and appreciate DBIA’s work in promoting the highest professional standards – ‘design build done right’ – in our field.”