New Construction Plan at Lewis C. Cassidy Academics Plus

School: Lewis C. Cassidy Academics Plus School

Project Budget: TBA


The new Cassidy School will serve 850 students K-8. The new school will replace the existing to-be demolished Cassidy School. The school will have a total of 27 standard classrooms (9 per grade) and include 2 music classrooms, an art room, 4 small group classrooms 3 special education rooms as well as incorporate 21st century learning environments such as collaborative hub areas, flex labs and an instructional media center for library stacks and technology spaces. The school also includes a full kitchen and cafeteria and a gymnatorium as well as outdoor play and learning areas. The project area is 98,000 sq. ft.

The design of the new school commenced in July 2020 and the new school construction will be complete in June 2023.

Guiding Principles (K12 Design Best Practices)

  • Design for pedagogy / leverage architecture as an effective medium for enhancing teaching and learning
  • Create a safe, inviting, exciting environment for all
  • Provide flexible, differentiated spaces and places that acknowledge and respond to a wide range of learning styles and preferences
  • Look to the future by providing real-world environments for collaboration
  • Capitalize on benefits of shared resources
  • Respond to context, culture, and specific needs design

What is a Design Charrette and what should I expect?

A design charrette is an intensive planning session where citizens, designers and others collaborate on a vision for development. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to the designers. More importantly, it allows everyone who participates to be a mutual author of the plan. Charrettes are organized to encourage the participation of all. Ultimately, the purpose of the charrette is to give all the participants enough information to make good decisions during the planning process.



Project Start


Project Duration

JUNE 2023

Project Completion


Construction Budget


Design Progress: 30%
Demolition Progress: 0%
Construction Progress: 0%

Lewis C. Cassidy Academics Plus School

Environmental Results

There are no environmental testing results at this time.