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July 1, 2023 New Pine Hill Elementary School on Track for February 2024 Opening

By Darcie Fisher for Westwood Public Schools Almost a year into the construction of the new Pine Hill Elementary School on Gay Street, the School Building Committee (SBC) is happy to report that the project is going well. “Thanks to ...

  April 15, 2024 11:01am

Staff Appreciation & Highlight: Heather Gratton!⁠ ⁠ At Dore + Whittier success is a collaborative effort, with every team member playing a crucial role.⁠ ⁠ Today we highlight Heather, our dedicated administrative assistant in the Burlington VT office, whose compassionate personality and impressive organizational skills keep the office running and functioning daily.⁠ ⁠ Heather consistently goes above and beyond to support not just her colleagues but the greater community, helping organize and volunteering for charitable events throughout the year both inside and outside of the office.⁠ ⁠ She is a continued supporter of COTS in Burlington VT. Heather has brought her passion for volunteering into D+W and involves the office in as many of the events as possible. As an ongoing effort, Heather has placed a donation box in the office for year-round giving to COTS. In the fall she is instrumental in organizing D+W’s contribution to the COTS Back to School drive. Currently, she is soliciting volunteers and sponsors for the Annual COTS walk to be held in Burlington on May 5, 2024.⁠ ⁠ Heather’s outstanding contributions, hard work and positivity, are all truly appreciated by everyone at D+W.

  March 26, 2024 8:23am

Though the number of women in the construction and architecture industry has been historically low, that number is on the rise. Since Dore + Whittier's inception almost 32 years ago, the number of female professionals in the firm has also increased. This month, we have been celebrating many of the women who paved the way, and our own staff who are carrying on and making their own marks in this industry. #womenshistorymonth #womeninconstruction #womeninarchitectureanddesign

June 13, 2023 Norfolk Fire Groundbreaking

Last month marked the official start of construction of Norfolk’s new Fire Station. Our team is very excited about this 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 facility – the first Mass Save all-electric ZNE-ready Tier 1 Incentive Public Safety project in Massachusetts with a predicted ...

  March 14, 2024 8:00am

Happy Pi Day! We hope you all celebrate with a slice of your favorite - to be eaten at precisely 1:59 pm, of course.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ sketch by the late D+W Architect, Dave Lopatich

April 25, 2023 Welch School wraps up first phase of renovations

PEABODY — William Welch Elementary School students were met with a new atrium and classrooms Monday as the first phase of extensive construction wrapped up on the building. Read the full story here.

January 18, 2023 The Better Learning Podcast: Jason Boone | Effectively Supporting the Needs of Students, Teachers, and Communities | LearningSCAPES Edition

Jason Boone, D+W’s educational facilities planner, joined host Kevin Stoller of The Better Learning Podcast to talk about the current state of the American education system, where it might go, and how to effectively support the needs of students, teachers, ...

  December 15, 2022 11:16am

Congratulations to the Manchester Memorial Elementary School community and project team for achieving LEED Gold certification! “The school has become a place of pride for the community and Manchester Essex Regional School District (MERSD). It is a further honor to say that it has achieved LEED Gold status, one of the highest recognitions for sustainability.…this certification is a testament not only to our dedication to the health and wellbeing today but also to the future generations that will learn and grow within the facilities.” - Pamela Beaudoin, MERSD Superintendent of Schools OPM: Dore + Whittier Architect + 📷: @jcjarchitecture Contractor: @wtrichcompany #leed #healthyschools #sustainabledesign #doreandwhittier #projectmanagement

  April 12, 2022 2:10pm

On this #EducationandSharingDay, we celebrate educators who empower children to grow – not only academically – but also as kind, empathetic, and responsible individuals. Let’s acknowledge, too, that we don’t have to be children to learn or professional educators to teach. May we all strive to continuously learn, share, and work together for the common good.

September 16, 2022 Pentucket Regional School District Cuts Ribbon on New Junior-Senior High School

See original press release here. WEST NEWBURY, MA – The Pentucket Regional School District cut the ribbon on the new Pentucket Regional Junior-Senior High School on Wednesday, marking a major milestone in an eight-year effort to build a state-of the ...

  March 8, 2022 8:53am

Today we celebrate #internationalwomensday and all the inspirational women who work @doreandwhittier #womeninconstructionweek #womeninstem

June 10, 2022 Northbridge Elementary School Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

“This project is a quantum leap forward for the quality of educational space in Northbridge, and will help educate the community about ways to be green in our everyday lives as well as providing lessons about green building to students.” ...

  October 5, 2021 4:34pm

Programming the Pollard Middle School with Needham staff yesterday, on our way to imagining a space that better suits the needs of teachers and students. On this World Teachers’ Day, we celebrate teachers around the world and affirm our commitment to improving teaching and learning conditions in our corner of the world. #worldteachersday #thankyouteachers

June 6, 2022 Welch School Groundbreaking

And just like that, construction is underway on the Welch Elementary School project in Peabody, MA. So fun to share in the students’ excitement as we broke ground this week on their school revamp. OPM: Dore + WhittierArchitect: DiNisco DesignConstruction Manager: Consigli ...

March 1, 2022 Dore & Whittier Architects Inc. Designs, Builds Boston’s Roxbury Station

The city of Boston and the Boston (MA) Fire Department recently invested $23.5 million in a new 23,000-square-foot station in Roxbury that’s the first new fire station the city has built in the past 30 years. Read more…

  September 16, 2021 8:53pm

Coming soon, Boston's first new fire station in 30 years. #bostonfire #bostonengine42 #bostonbuildingandbridge

December 1, 2021 Sunita L. Williams Elementary School Awarded Citation in 2021 Architectural Portfolio

“Daylighting, natural materials, scale of the building and spaces as well as the integration with the site, make this an inviting place to learn.” Sunita L. Williams Elementary School has been awarded a Citation for outstanding design in the American ...

  March 26, 2020 9:59pm

Remember when we all used to work in the same place and we could gather around and sketch? Hopefully we will be back in the office soon (but not too soon). #doreandwhittier #throwbackthursday #architecture #collaboration #stayhome #howlongwillitlast #howlonghasthisbeengoingon #whatdayisit

October 14, 2021 Mayor Janey, Boston Fire Commissioner Dempsey Cut Ribbon on New Firehouse

As Boston’s first new firehouse in 30 years, the City invested $23.5 million into the Engine 42, Rescue 2, District 9 building in Roxbury. Mayor Kim Janey, Fire Commissioner John Dempsey and Boston Fire Department firefighters today celebrated the ribbon ...

  August 23, 2019 7:38am

Today’s back to school feature is the music room at King Philip High School (Wrentham, MA). This space was converted from the former auditorium and the high volume provides great acoustics for their large band. #doreandwhittier #architecture #schooldesign #backtoschool #musiceducation

December 16, 2020 Garage in Lowell’s Hamilton Canal District opens just in time for snow

OPM services were provided by D+W for the City's new 903-space, six-story parking garage.

December 10, 2020 AIAVT Announces Dore + Whittier’s Dave Mentzer as Recipient of the John Dale Award

About the John Dale Award This award was collectively established after the loss of this year’s AIAVT President, John Dale. John, a lover of books and friend to many, was also a thoughtful leader and socially responsible member of his ...

September 25, 2020 Mayor, Boston Fire Commissioner Celebrate Beam Raising on New Firehouse

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Fire Commissioner John Dempsey and Boston Fire Department firefighters today celebrated the final beam raising on the first new firehouse built in the City of Boston in over 30 years. The construction of Engine 42, ...

September 18, 2019 Boston Engine 42 Groundbreaking

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn, and members of the community gathered today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first new firehouse built in Boston in over 30 years. The groundbreaking of Engine 42, Rescue 2, District 9 Firehouse, represents a $23.5 million investment for the City of Boston and Roxbury...

May 6, 2019 Taunton breaks ground on long-awaited new Mulcahey school

Link to the Taunton Gazette Article

April 24, 2018 D&W receives the 2018 Ed Kirkbride Award for Planning & Design from A4LE

On Friday the 13th, 2018, The Association for Learning Environments awarded Dore & Whittier Architects its Ed Kirkbride Award for the Lester J. Gates Middle School at its regional conference in Baltimore, MD. The Gates Middle School won the award...

October 31, 2017 Scituate’s New Public Safety Building

The existing Scituate Police Station was built in 1959. While structurally sound, it no longer functioned as needed for a modern department. Its deficiencies included inadequate workspaces, security for personnel and records, and confidential interview rooms; it also lacked storage ...

October 31, 2017 Scituate’s new Lester J. Gates Middle School Applauded for Design and Innovation

Scituate Public Schools envisioned a new or renovated middle school facility as an opportunity to transition to a project-based learning model and to change the District’s grade configuration from a grades 7-8 intermediate school to a 6-8 middle school. The ...

October 31, 2017 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Westwood Fire Station

Dore & Whittier was selected to complete a Master Plan for the Town’s public safety facilities. As the Town had determined that the Fire Department could adequately continue to service the new University Station development from Islington Center, D&W explored ...

September 13, 2017 D&W Designer’s work Included in 2018 Families First Calendar

Our own David Lopatich, AIA, has once again contributed his artistry to the good works of Families First, this time with an image that will appear with the month of May in their 2018 calendar.  Since 2014, his work has adorned ...

July 25, 2017 Melrose Retains D&W for Public Safety Study

Aging and deficient police and fire buildings prompted the City’s Public Safety Committee to seek an architect to conduct a feasibility study and develop practical options for its facilities, including the consideration of a new combined police station and fire ...

June 20, 2017 Regional Fire School Opens with Ribbon Cutting

After many years of planning and collaboration with the Connecticut State Firefighters Association, local and state representatives, the new Dore & Whittier-designed Fairfield Regional Fire School officially opened on May 16, 2017. In 1965, the Town of Fairfield acquired the ...

June 16, 2017 North Reading Middle High School Wins ENR Award

D&W was hired in 2005 to prepare a Feasibility Study for the High School and a long term Master Plan for the Middle School (currently located on an adjacent site). The Study included the review of previous study materials and ...