Witchcraft Heights Elementary School

The Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, located in Salem Massachusetts, underwent a substantial renovation/addition project. The project scope included siting the building’s new addition, grading design, parking and circulation design, planting design, playground areas, and the layout and coordination of all site improvements, including lighting, bollards, bike racks, trash receptacles, benches, flag poles, fences, walls, and pavements. The site design included the development of a series of outdoor classrooms aimed to foster increased environmental awareness among the students.  Responsibilities also included filing an Environmental Notification Form with the State Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.


WDADG Senior Landscape Architect Michael Dowhan served as Project Manager/Landscape Architect for the Witchcraft Heights Elementary School while serving as Associate Principal at Geller Associates.  Project responsibilities included schematic design, design development, final design, and overall project management






Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Client: RIDOT and City of Warwick
Completion Date: 2017


WDA Design Group
   Michael Dowhan
   Erik Vangsness
Gordon R. Archibald, Inc., Coordinating Consultant
Antonio P. Franco, Lighting Consultant


Landscape Architecture