BW Kennedy

Historic Projects

Historic renovations require an advanced mindset: understanding client need, understanding construction need versus the needs of history, and understanding cost and schedule versus project need. BW Kennedy & Co. approaches each historic restoration project with experience and the respect it deserves, but we balance this approach against the very real pressures of cost and schedule.


Middlesex School Barn Conversion

Location: Concord, MA
Architect: Benjamin Nickerson

The project consisted of the conversion of a historic barn to house the school’s Facilities Department offices. Middlesex School enlisted BW Kennedy early in planning process to program and design the space to meet Facilities Dept. needs. The project included total renovation, selective demolition, significant wood framing to structure, new windows, siding, roofing, all interior finishes. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection were completed Design/Build by the BW Kennedy team. As part of the project, we also built a new, separate 3,000 square foot building to house the Facilities Department personnel.

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Phillips Academy George Washington Hall

Location: Andover, MA
Architect: Benjamin Nickerson

Phillips Academy enlisted BW Kennedy early in the process to plan for renovation of their 2,500 square foot counseling center, located in a historic building. BW Kennedy used their own architect and worked closely with the school to program and design the space to meet departmental needs. The work included complete demolition of the existing space and construction of new. All this work took place in a fully occupied building over the school’s summer break.

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Phillips Academy Stowe House Renovation

Location: Andover, MA

Phillips Academy entrusted BW Kennedy & Co. to renovate and restore the historic Harriet Beecher Stowe House. The project consisted of installing all new life safety upgrades, including fire alarm and fire protection. Special attention was made to the new soffits and moldings to accommodate the fire protection systems, while maintaining the appearance of the historic building.

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Phillips Academy Whitney House Renovation

Location: Andover, MA

BW Kennedy & Co. managed the addition of fire protection systems to the Stowe House and Whitney House dormitories. The project included adding new fire alarm systems to both buildings. We had to enclose existing sprinkler lines in soffits and match the existing moldings. This was especially difficult in Stowe House, which is a historical building.

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