Bridgewater - Raynham Regional High School
The new Regional High School is planned for an eventual population of 2,000 pupils in grades 9-12 to be reached over the next decade. As the major public facility shared by two adjoining towns, the school has been planned as both a state-of-the-art high school and an educational and recreational resource for the wider communities it services.
The plan of the school accommodates this by splitting the building plan into a community wing with easy public access to the auditorium, gymnasium, health and fitness center, and cafeteria while closely connected to a two-story academic wing accommodating the classrooms, laboratories, and support spaces used by the student population. This will facilitate community use of the building after hours and during the summer while maintaining security for the “academic” precincts of the building.
Exterior recreational facilities to be shared with the community include a multi- purpose stadium with artificial turf and running track plus additional fields for baseball, soccer and exterior courts for basketball and tennis.
As part of the master plan, SMMA completed an open space analysis and provided the plan/ program for several new athletic fields, including: baseball/softball fields, a track, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a state of the art field used for soccer, football, lacrosse, and field hockey, complete with high performance artificial turf.
Care was taken in the planning and design off all the athletic fields to ensure theclose proximity of parking, accessibility, amenities, sensitivity to the site and the preservation of wetlands and natural resources, and proper drainage.