School Entrance Changes


With the beginning of Phase 1 construction this fall, the main entrances to the high school have changed. See below for photos on what to expect if you are visiting the school. There are two primary entrances:1. Mass. Ave.2. Mill Brook Drive Mass. Ave. EntranceAccessible via a covered walkway next to the CVS fence. Follow the covered walkway to the …

AHS fall 2020 site plan

Project budget and schedule update


Following is a budget and schedule update for the project. Project Remains on Budget The project is nearing the end of the Design Development phase where all aspects of the interior and exterior of the building are finalized. A new project estimate performed in August revealed that at the 90% Construction Documents milestone, the project was $1.2M under budget.  The …

AHS clock tower

Memorials & Clock Tower Update


The following update shares work that has been performed over the summer to preserve memorials on the front lawn and to address clock tower safety concerns. Preservation of AHS Memorials The Building Committee formed a Memorials Subcommittee in 2018 to evaluate all memorials on the school grounds (interior and exterior), some dating back a hundred years. The Building Committee recognizes …

Project pest control plan


The project team has proactively hired a 3rd party pest consultant Modern Pest to manage pest control related to the AHS construction project on both the AHS site and in abutting neighborhoods. Prior to construction, a baseline was established by the pest consultant so that any changes in pest activity could be identified. The Building Committee proactively requested that pest …

Blog: Sustainability Features in the new AHS


Our latest blog ‘Sustainability Features in the new AHS‘ features an online presentation from Ken Pruitt, the Town of Arlington’s Energy Manager. In his presentation, Mr. Pruitt details the sustainability features of the new high school.

Latest cost estimate on target


Under the guidance of the AHS Building Committee, HMFH Architects has been hard at work finalizing all aspects of the design and creating construction documents. The construction documents are comprehensive and ensure that every interior and exterior element of the school is properly built as it was designed.  In the Mass. School Building Authority (MSBA) process, a new cost estimate …

April 2020 eBulletin

April eBulletin


Work continues during these uncertain times, while following all local and state mandates. In this issue we provide updates on the Parmenter School renovations, preliminary site work at AHS and refined design images.  Read the April 2020 eBulletin for more information.

AHS Construction Update 4/15/20

AHS site work set to begin


Preliminary site work on the AHS site will begin the week of April 20th. Scheduled work includes installation of construction fencing & directional signage on the Mass. Ave. front lawn. Read the 4/15/20 AHS Construction Update for more information Subscribe to the AHS Construction Updates weekly email list As of now, there are no COVID-19 project impacts

Geothermal wells removed from project


At its March 24 meeting, the Building Committee voted to remove geothermal wells from the building project. This decision came after the discovery of unanticipated contaminants during geothermal test well drilling at the Peirce Practice Field in February. After thoroughly discussing options presented by HMFH Architects and the project team, the Building Committee unanimously voted to reduce risks to project …

Updated Design Images


The project is currently in the Detailed Design phase where every aspect of the new school is refined and finalized – exterior, interior, site, materials, mechanical systems, etc. Our design team has been hard at work finalizing the design. Visit our Design Diagrams page for a slideshow of current design images.