Academic Construction

Goddard School – Sudbury

The Acella team rose to the challenge of renovating a prior Rite Aid® and Subway® for conversion into the 15,000 square foot franchised private preschool and educational daycare facility. The property, located in Sudbury Crossing, is owned by Phillips Edison & Company ( In addition to the Goddard School, Sudbury Crossing tenants include T.J. Maxx and Pure Barre.

Work on the building conducted by Acella included a complete demolition of the interior back to exterior framing and block walls, including removal of the entire slab. All new underground plumbing was installed for the 17 new restrooms, and new Carrier rooftop mechanical units were installed.

The school features rooms for infants, first steps, toddlers, preschoolers, in addition to multi-purpose rooms, several offices and a kitchen.

The building’s exterior includes a fenced in playground with grass turf in addition to a rubberized play area, with playground equipment. A complete new Cultec drainage system was installed for the new playground area, along with a new retaining wall to allow for the grade changes required to level the play area.

The building features Tarkett LVT flooring throughout and Daltile wall tile was installed in all the restrooms within the facility. Also installed was a Zono Technologies disinfecting and sanitizing cabinet that kills 99.99% of common viruses on non-porous surfaces and 99.9% of common bacteria on non-porous, porous and semi-porous surfaces.

O’Sullivan Architects. Inc. of Peabody, Massachusetts and Wozny/Barbar & Associates, Inc. (WB&A) of Hanover, Massachusetts served as project architect and MEP engineer, respectively. Civil Engineering was performed by Williams & Sparages of Middleton, MA.



Architect: O'Sullivan Architects