concept art of Oliver Building


The new Henry K. Oliver K-8 School is being constructed on the location of the former Oliver Elementary School and retains a portion of the existing historic structure. The 1,000-student school complex will combine the Oliver Elementary School and Oliver Middle School under one roof. The City of Lawrence has partnered with the Massachusetts School Building Authority, from which partial grant reimbursement will be received. Construction of the new School is ongoing with anticipated occupancy for the start of the academic year in the fall of 2025. Sustainable features have been incorporated into this project which is expected to receive a LEED Silver designation from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Concrete mat slab placement with rebar foundation for walls

Concrete mat slab placement is now complete. Rebar installation for the foundation walls and spread footings has started along with the CMU elevator shaft installation. Utility work has commenced onsite. The next step for the team is to prepare foundation walls for concrete pour. 


Click here to see details of Lawrence Oliver for May 2023


Click here to see aerial footage of construction site for May 2023

  • Mayor Brian A. DePeña, City of Lawrence, School Building Committee Chair 
  • Juan P. Rodriguez, Lawrence Public Schools Interim Superintendent
  • Odanis Hernandez, Lawrence Public Schools Chief Operating Officer
  • Walter Callahan, Lawrence Public Schools Director of Procurement
  • Timothy Caron, Lawrence Public Schools Manager Facilities & Plant
  • Shalimar Quiles, Principal, Henry K Oliver Elementary School
  • Jessica Deimel, Principal, Henry K Oliver Middle School
  • Stephany Infante, Resident & Lawrence City Council Member
  • Patricia Mariano, Lawrence School Committee 
  • Lesly Melendez, Resident & Executive Director Groundwork Lawrence
  • Representative Frank Moran, Resident & MA State Representative
  • [Open], Lawrence Public Schools Chief Financial Officer
  • [Open], City of Lawrence Engineer
  • Massachusetts School Building Authority
  • City of Lawrence
  • Lawrence Public Schools
  • Anser Advisory, Owner’s Project Manager
  • SMMA, Designer
  • Consigli Construction, Construction Manager