January 18, 2017 Facilities Assessment Subcommittee

The following Districts presented on the progress of their proposed projects at the January 18, 2017 Massachusetts School Building Authority (the "MSBA") Facilities Assessment Subcommittee (the "FAS") Meeting:
 

Town of Braintree
East Middle School
Current Phase: Feasibility Study

Owner’s Project Manager: Hill International, Inc.
Designer:
Miller Dyer Spears, Inc.

The Town of Braintree (the "District"), the Owner's Project Manager, and design team presented an overview of the options studied during the Feasibility Study and the District’s preferred solution for an addition and renovation project at the East Middle School. The FAS, MSBA staff, and the District discussed: 1) the size and organization of classrooms; 2) the location, layout and means of egress for science classrooms; 3) the possibility of sinks in lower grades' project and science classrooms; 4) maintenance of the courtyard; 5) professional development for teachers; and, 6) phasing of the project.

MSBA staff is currently working with the District to reach a mutually agreeable solution to recommend to the MSBA’s Board of Directors.
 

Cape Cod Regional School District
Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical High School
Current Phase: Feasibility Study

Owner’s Project Manager: Colliers International
Designer: Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc.

The Cape Cod Regional School District (the "District"), the Owner’s Project Manager, and design team presented an overview of the options studied during the Feasibility Study and the District’s preferred solution to replace the existing Cape Cod Regional Technical High School on the existing site. The FAS, MSBA staff, and the District discussed: 1) the educational plan as it relates to partnering with the Cape Cod Collaborative; 2) the educational plan as it relates to incorporating the "maker spaces" within the general education curriculum; 3) flexibility of design for "maker spaces", auto collision classrooms, and life sciences classrooms; 4) professional development opportunities for faculty using trapezoidal classrooms; and 5) costs associated with addition/renovation options.

The FAS requested additional information regarding: 1) the District’s current actions and future plans related to partnering with the Cape Cod Collaborative; 2) costs associated with an addition/renovation versus new construction; and 3) the District’s reasoning for the proposed separation of the HVAC and Plumbing Career Technical Education programming spaces, which could inhibit sharing of equipment and resources.

MSBA staff is currently working with the District to reach a mutually agreeable solution to recommend to the MSBA’s Board of Directors.
 

Town of Lexington
Maria Hastings Elementary School
Current Phase: Feasibility Study

Owner’s Project Manager: Dore and Whittier Management Partners, LLC
Designer:
DiNisco Design Partnership, Ltd.

The Town of Lexington (the "District"), the Owner’s Project Manager, and design team presented an overview of the options studied during the Feasibility Study and the District’s preferred solution to replace the existing Maria Hastings Elementary School on the existing site. The FAS, MSBA staff, and the District discussed: 1) use of the roof area on the third floor; 2) the longevity and maintenance of greenhouses; 3) the orientation of the building as it relates to daylight; 4) acoustics in the building; 5) front access to the building; 6) the location of specialty spaces including the cafeteria, media center and administration spaces; 7) distribution of Special Education and  English Language Learners spaces; and 8) wetland and conservation areas on the site.

MSBA staff is currently working with the District to reach a mutually agreeable solution to recommend to the MSBA’s Board of Directors.
 

Town of Westport
Westport Middle School
Current Phase: Feasibility Study

Owner’s Project Manager: Daedalus Projects, Inc.
Designer: Jonathan Levi Architects

The Town of Westport (the "District"), the Owner’s Project Manager, and design team presented an overview of the options studied during the Feasibility Study and the District’s preferred solution to proceed into Schematic Design to replace the existing Westport Middle School with a new District-wide grades 5-12 middle/high school on the existing site. The FAS, MSBA staff, and the District discussed: 1) the District’s preferred solution and alignment with the educational program; 2) classroom locations and adjacencies; 3) the function of the SPED spaces throughout the building; 4) the location of and access to the elevator; 5) the location of the kitchen; and 6) hazardous materials and the District’s remediation plan.

The FAS requested additional information regarding the SPED spaces throughout the building.

MSBA staff is currently working with the District to reach a mutually agreeable solution to recommend to the MSBA's Board of Directors.
 

Staff Summary of Meeting