Blog: Cost Contributors Explained

Updates

Building a new high school is a huge undertaking and there are many considerations when estimating its cost. In our Ponderings series of two blog posts, these cost contributors will be broken down and explained. The first post ‘Cost Contributors Explained‘ covers the costs that are unique to Arlington High School. The next blog will address the project estimate and …

Front Green Layout Update

Updates

At the October 2 AHS Building Committee meeting, HMFH Architects shared ideas for how to maximize front green space by moving the orientation and set-back of the front auditorium wing.  No decisions have been made and more work will be performed.  View the presentation.

Blog: Addressing Misconceptions

Updates

In our latest Ponderings Blog post ‘Addressing Misconceptions‘ we address misconceptions about the front green, preschool, community input, building features and cost that have arisen on the AList, Facebook, and elsewhere.

Blog: Sept. 24 Forum Summary

Updates

Our latest Ponderings blog post Sept. 24 Forum Summary: Project Update and Site Definition summarizes the sixth and most recent community forum.  The forum provided an update on the project to-date and shared potential program opportunities for the front green and other outdoor spaces. The next community forum will take place on October 24th (7-9pm, Town Hall) and will continue the discussion …

Sept. Forum Presentations

Updates

The community forum on September 24th provided an update on the project status, and a discussion about the site.  Here are the presentations from the forum: Project Update (presentation and full remarks): Jeff Thielman, AHS Building Committee Chair Cost Update Presentation and Cost Factors Table: Jim Burrows, Skanska USA Site Definition: HMFH Architects and Crosby Schlessinger & Smallridge landscape architects If you missed the …

Moving forward together – a message from the Chair

Updates

At Monday’s Building Committee meeting, committee members reaffirmed their decision to keep Option 3A as the project’s Preferred Design Option. Read Committee Chair Jeff Thielman’s opening remarks regarding the process,  decisions to come and how he looks forward to moving forward together.

Upcoming Design Forums

Updates

The AHS Building Project has now entered the Schematic Design phase and the community is invited to attend a series of Fall/Winter public forums to provide feedback on multiple aspects of the future building’s design. At each forum, the AHS Building Committee, Skanska and HMFH Architects will update the community, present concepts, answer questions and gather feedback. Topics to be …

Visit us at Town Day – September 15

Updates

The AHS Building Project will have a booth at Town Day September 15th from 9:30am – 3pm.  AHS Building Committee members and representatives from Skanska USA and HMFH Architects will be on hand to listen to your feedback and answer your questions.  Come visit!

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Blog: Schematic Design Overview

Updates

The project has now entered the Schematic Design Phase which is anticipated to last until April 2019. During this phase, HMFH Architects will take the preliminary massing diagrams and create a schematic design that will establish the look and feel of the building. The end result will be a building and site design with enough detail to establish the scope, …

Adam Chapdelaine, Kathy Bodie, Jeff Thielman

Editorial: The AHS Project – Progress Made and Decisions Ahead

Updates

The AHS Building Committee’s leadership – Adam Chapdelaine (Town Manager), Kathleen Bodie (Superintendent) and Jeff Thielman (Building Committee Chair and School Committee Member) – respond to community questions and concerns. In their recent editorial, they address cost concerns as well as future decisions.