Arlington High School has received many top honors for its educational program. However, the facilities limit the ability to deliver a 21st century education:
- Current building cannot accommodate anticipated enrollment
- >30% of classrooms are inadequate, including science labs
- School received ‘Warning’ accreditation status from NEASC
- Building infrastructure has a critical need for modernization
Preferred Design Concept Chosen
On June 26th the Building Committee selected new construction preliminary design concept 3a for the future high school. This concept (a variation of Option 3 with the auditorium moved to the front of the facility) was carefully chosen based on a variety of factors including cost, educational fit, layout, sustainability, construction timeline and disruption to students.
It is important to note that the current drawings are not final designs, rather only massing diagrams that show the school’s footprint and program locations so that preliminary costs can be determined based on square footage, renovation/new construction, construction phasing/swing space, etc. In the Fall, HMFH Architects will start to provide some architectural options and the building committee will solicit feedback from the community.