Demand for more-modern facilities driving school construction activity in R.I.

BREAKOUT SPACE: Barrington Middle School, now under construction, includes state-of-the-art classrooms and meeting spaces designed for collaborative learning. Brian Solywoda, a principal from architect Kaestle Boos Associates, stands in the breakout space with halo soffits.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
BREAKOUT SPACE: Barrington Middle School, now under construction, includes state-of-the-art classrooms and meeting spaces designed for collaborative learning. Brian Solywoda, a principal from architect Kaestle Boos Associates, stands in the breakout space with halo soffits.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
An extraordinary middle school rising in the center of suburban Barrington is a sign of things to come in Rhode Island. The massive building project is among the first new public schools in the state since the Great Recession put a stop to such major works. At $68 million, it is one of the most…

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