VERTEX’s subsidiary, Compass Project Management Inc. (Compass), is serving as the Owner’s Project Manager for the Town of Wellesley for the new Kindergarten – 5th grade Upham Elementary School. The new school will house 365 students and will offer STEAM Lab, Gymnasium, Art, Music, and Media Centers to support all students. This project includes Wellesley Public School’s Skills program. The Skills Program provides a highly individualized and modified curriculum for students with autism spectrum disorder and/or other related disabilities that present with similar challenges.
The building is being designed to be net zero ready, including an all-electric mechanical system and capacity on the roof for photovoltaic panels. There will be no natural gas on this project, but there will be a diesel generator to support the all-electric mechanical systems in the event of a power outage. The landscape will include a new playground, outdoor classrooms, and rectangular sports playing fields.