Starting in the schematic design phase, working as Construction Manager, the Newfield team worked closely with Fletcher Thompson Associates, the project's designer, on the Plantsville Elementary School. It was determined that the existing 1960's building was significantly out-of-date and inadequately sized to deliver today's educational program. The 30,000 square foot existing building was renovated-as-new under Connecticut's Bureau of School Facilities guidelines, bringing all systems to a 20-year lifespan. Classrooms, guidance suite, administrative offices and cafetorium to double as lunchroom and auditorium was renovated. A new 17,000 square foot addition provides core facilities such as gymnasium and media suite with separate computer lab plus additional classrooms.