Dighton, MA – Representatives from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), alongside local and state officials from Bristol County joined the Bristol Aggie community and the Gilbane and HMFH teams to celebrate the official ribbon cutting of the 196,00sf Bristol County Agricultural High School campus expansion and renovation project.
Increasing enrollment by nearly 190 students, the phased project included the addition of a new Student Commons, Center for Science and the Environment (CSE), a state-of-the-art robotic dairy barn as well as the renovation of Gilbert Hall and the agricultural mechanics building.
Students and faculty now have a 74,000sf CSE building that houses multiple programs, including natural resource management, environmental engineering, which includes Aggie Air & Research Center, the school’s drone program, the small animal program, and all new science laboratory classrooms.
The new student commons is the centerpiece of the sprawling renovated campus and provides students with a place to gather and collaborate. It also houses the cafeteria and media center. Connecting each side of the campus is a pedestrian walkway, complete with an amphitheater-style, landscaped gathering area for the campus community.