L. D. BATCHELDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLNORTH READING, MASSACHUSETTS
2007 Preservation Award – Rehabilitation and Restoration, Massachusetts Historical Commission
The Batchelder School, constructed in 1919, is adjacent to a cherished historic district greenway. Tappé’s four level addition is built into a hill so as not to compete with presence of the historic building. New parking and extensive landscaping integrates adjacent open space into the site context. The comprehensive renovation, combined with a significant addition, provides the Town with an award winning rehabilitation that keeps a much loved school in the center of their community.