Topping Off: Chapman Middle School
Designers from HMFH and representatives from Bond Building, Hill International, the MSBA and the Town of Weymouth came together on a beautiful spring day for a socially distanced topping off ceremony in celebration of the new Chapman Middle School in Weymouth.
The installation of the final beam signifies the completion of a building’s structure, and to mark this notable milestone, Weymouth students gathered earlier in the week to sign the final beam. Today the beam was lifted into its place in the auditorium wing near the school’s state-of-the-art theater, which will serve as a resource for the middle school’s active drama program, high school productions and community theater groups.
Opening in the fall of 2022, the 252,000 sf middle school supports an exploratory, interdisciplinary model of learning; students engage in hands-on activities in a wide range of subjects from robotics to broadcast media. Both the curriculum and layout are centered around an innovative educational model of “exploratories”—elective tracks that focus on STEAM-driven learning.
Today is another significant milestone for Weymouth as we build a new school for future generations of students to succeed. This is the result of a successful collaboration between the Town, Hill International, Bond Brothers, the MSBA, and HMFH Architects. We can't wait to see students in the school next year.
Photos: Greg Derr/The Patriot Ledger