Project Type: Master Plan
Construction Cost: NA
Norwich Free Academy – Campus Master Plan
Founded in 1854, Norwich Free Academy (NFA) is a private, coeducational independent school for students between the 9th and 12th grade and has an enrollment with approximately 2,300 students.
NFA is comprised of two campuses, the main campus at 305 Broadway in Norwich, CT, and a satellite campus at 90 Sachem Street in Norwich. NFA has nine buildings on the main campus that sit on 14 acres, and two buildings on 3 acres at the Sachem Street site. A majority of the main campus buildings are situated in Norwich’s Historic District. The buildings range in ages from the mid nineteenth century to the early twenty first century and in size from 4,000 square feet to over 62,000 square feet. The school facilities total over 400,000 square feet.
DRA was selected by NFA to provide a comprehensive assessment of all contiguous and non-contiguous facilities. The campus master plan will address the maintenance, renovation, addition, and building replacement needs through capital improvement over the next two to ten years. In addition, the plan will address energy conservation improvements and building consolidation feasibility.
The scope of work includes a feasibility study; assess each building for future growth; develop recommendations with budgets; recommend prioritization of needs; and prepare a preliminary report.