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 approximately 2,300 students in grades 9-12.
NFA is comprised of two Norwich, Connecticut campuses, the main campus at 305 Broadway (9 buildings, 14 acres), and a satellite campus at 90 Sachem Street (2 buildings, 3 acres). A majority of the main campus buildings are in Norwich’s Historic District and range in ages from the mid nineteenth century to the early twenty first century and in size from 4,000 SF to over 62,000 SF. The school facilities total over 400,000 SF.
DRA completed a comprehensive assessment of all contiguous and non-contiguous facilities. The campus master plan addresses the maintenance, renovation, addition, and building replacement needs through capital improvement over the next two to ten years. In addition, the plan includes energy conservation improvements and building consolidation feasibility.
The scope of work included a feasibility study; assessment of each building for future growth; development of recommendations with budgets; recommendations for prioritization of needs; and preparation of a preliminary report.