Belmont High School
Belmont, Massachusetts

Belmont High School opened in 1970 and does not provide adequate facilities for current and projected needs. It will be replaced by a renovated gymnasium and athletics wing and a major addition of new construction on the existing site. The new school will house grades 7 through 12 and will accommodate 2,215 students. Working closely with the architect and owner, Nextstage Design developed multiple design options for a 700-seat multipurpose auditorium with a balcony, full fly loft, and orchestra pit. A flexible black box theater will provide the theater program with new creative opportunities. The project is currently in design with construction scheduled to start in 2019.

Institution
Town of Belmont

Architect
Perkins + Will

Acoustician
Acentech

Owner’s Project Manager
Daedalus Projects

Construction Manager
Skanska Building USA

Users
Belmont High School
Town of Belmont

Construction Type
New construction
Renovation

Square Feet
445,000

Cost
$295 million

Completion
Phased 2021 to 2023

Spaces
700-seat multipurpose theater
250-seat flexible theater
High school band room
Middle school band room
Orchestra room
Choral room

Photo: © Perkins + Will