The following district presented on the progress of their proposed project at the December 2, 2020 Massachusetts School Building Authority (the “MSBA”) Facilities Assessment Subcommittee (the “FAS”) Meeting:
Town of Swampscott
Hadley Elementary School
Current Phase: Feasibility Study
Owner’s Project Manager: Hill International Company
Designer: LaVallee Brensinger Architects
The Town of Swampscott (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 Hadley Elementary School, Clarke Elementary School, and Stanley Elementary School with a new district-wide grades K-4 facility on the site of the existing Stanley Elementary School site The FAS, MSBA staff, and the District discussed: 1) the number and location of sinks in the lower grade classroom; 2) consideration for involving maintenance staff in rooftop planning; 3) continued development of fully accessible and inclusive spaces and programs; 4) integration of technology throughout the building; 5) variations to the MSBA Space Summary guidelines; 6) appreciation of the complex and efficient site plan; 7) location of special education spaces; 8) use of support spaces on the first floor; 9) consideration of incorporating sustainability goals into the school’s curriculum; 10) the building’s architectural expansion; 11) the relationship between the lower and higher grades’ academic classrooms; and, 12) the building’s connection to outdoor spaces.
MSBA staff is currently working with the District to reach a mutually agreeable solution to recommend to the MSBA’s Board of Directors.