Erland Construction Partners with the Fessenden School to Modernize Visual and Performing Arts Center


WEST NEWTON, MA – Returning for their second project together, Erland Construction was selected by Fessenden School, an independent boys’ boarding and day school based in West Newton, MA, to revitalize its existing arts wing, including its Performing Arts Center (PAC).

This part of the campus is home to dozens of art courses as well as theatrical and musical performances that all contribute to a robust visual and performing arts curriculum at the independent boys’ school.

Designed by cbt Architects, Erland will renovate the entire arts wing including a state-of-the-art theater, multi-purpose common areas, and classroom space. The 20,000 square-foot center will offer space for choral arts, band, percussion, music & media, theatre arts, visual arts, ceramics, and woodworking programs. The project team will also construct a 3,000 square-foot addition to accommodate Fessenden’s growing orchestra program. The newly renovated arts center and addition, along with the hands-on arts experiences that take place within them, will boost students’ confidence and techniques while tapping into their imagination and creativity.

This project is scheduled to be completed over nine months and Fessenden’s campus will remain occupied throughout construction. As with any project, Erland is committed to safety and minimal disruption to Fessenden’s summer camp and school activities for the duration of this work.

In more than 40 years, Erland Construction has successfully grown into the Northeast’s leading open shop construction management and general contracting firm. The Company is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and has specialized expertise for new construction, additions, and renovations in major market sectors including academic, residential, corporate, advanced technology/life sciences, commercial, senior living and hospitality.