​MSBA Invites Boston to Launch Feasibility Study for Boston Arts Academy

August 6, 2015

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director, announced today that the MSBA Board voted to invite the City of Boston to collaborate on a Feasibility Study to look at possible solutions to the deficiencies identified at the Boston Arts Academy.
“This Feasibility Study will carefully examine all potential solutions to help us develop the most effective plan,” stated Treasurer Goldberg. “We look forward to partnering with the District to move this potential project forward.”
Boston Arts Academy is a 129,800 square foot facility. The District has identified deficiencies in major building systems including electrical, building envelope, windows and roof.
“Our partnership with local officials in Boston will ensure the best solution for the Arts Academy students,” stated Executive Director McCarthy.
The MSBA partners with Massachusetts communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, flexible, sustainable and cost-effective public school facilities. Since its 2004 inception, the Authority has made over 1,600 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11.5 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.