Dr. Franklin Perkins School Janeway Educational Center
Role: Design/Build
Client: Dr. Franklin Perkins School
Location: Lancaster, MA

Perkins is a multifaceted educational and human service provider that helps people at all stages of life. Its flagship institution, the Doctor Franklin Perkins School in Lancaster, Massachusetts is renowned for its day and residential programs for children and adolescents with emotional and mental health needs. Perkins also operates adult services programs at several satellite locations and a mental health group practice.

Featured Project

RP Masiello Inc. was engaged to lead the design/build effort for the Janeway Educational Center at Perkins, a stunning a signature facility for the Lancaster campus. The center’s defining architectural element is a three-story central tower with a 360-degree illuminated glass feature that shines across the campus like a lighthouse guiding students along their own journey of educational and social development.

The 34,000 sq.ft. Janeway Center houses classrooms, a library, an auditorium for 200 and a full-service cafeteria. The center was completed on time, on budget, with minimal disruption to campus operations. It’s the highest profile element of our 25-year- plus relationship with Perkins that spans numerous building and renovation projects, including a fitness center, an assisted living facility, a child daycare center and an adult daycare center.


“The building looks fantastic and we truly are pleased with how quickly it is going up.”
Dr. Franklin Perkins School
Charles P. Conroy, Executive Director