John D. Runkle Elementary School

Brookline, MA
Key Elements
  • Renovation and addition to double the size of the school 
  • Traffic impact and feasibility analysis
  • MA-CHPS Verified Certification 

John D. Runkle Elementary School is a public school that serves a student population of 500 students from PreK-8th grade. To better serve the community, the 51,585-square-foot original building needed renovations and a new 51,315-square-foot addition. 

Nitsch provided land surveying, civil engineering, and traffic engineering services associated with the project. We prepared a traffic impact and feasibility analysis, which included collecting traffic data and making recommendations for operational and safety improvements. Nitsch provided utility design (water, sewer, and drainage) and demolition and hydrant flow tests with the Brookline Department of Public Works. Our land surveying services included performing topographic, utility, and boundary retracement surveys, and the preparation of an existing conditions site plan.  

We worked with the Town to secure permitting and funding for this project, and provided construction administration services. Nitsch provided MA-CHPS consultation and calculations during the certification process; the project received MA-CHPS Verified Certification. 

Key Collaborators  

Owner: Town of Brookline 
Architect: Perkins Eastman