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

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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

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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.

Project Moves into Schematic Design Phase

Updates

The AHS Building Project has officially moved into the Schematic Design phase after the Mass. School Building Authority voted to advance the project at their board meeting on August 29th. During the Schematic Design Phase, HMFH Architects will take the preliminary massing diagrams and create a detailed design that will establish the look and feel of the building. The end …

Blog: What factored into the design concept decision?

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The AHS Building Committee considered numerous factors when deliberating which design concept to select for the future High School. This was a very difficult decision and the committee carefully weighed the pros and cons of each option as well as a variety of factors.  Read our latest Ponderings blog post about the criteria the building committee carefully evaluated prior to selecting the …

Help us improve this website!

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The Arlington High School Building Committee wants to provide useful information about the building project, the process and the decisions that are being made. Please let us know how this website can be made more useful and informative by answering this short questionnaire. The questionnaire will be open until Monday August 6th at 4 pm.  Thank you!

Blog: Sustainability at the New AHS

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Based on Arlington’s proven commitment to reduce our energy consumption and our environmental impact, it should come as no surprise that there is keen interest in building a new high school that is sustainable. Read our latest blog that summarizes the building committee’s sustainability goals and rates each of the preliminary design concepts.

Preferred Design Concept Chosen

Updates

The AHS Building Committee has selected the preferred preliminary design for the future high school.  Preliminary design concept 3a (a variation of 3 with the auditorium moved to the front of the facility) was chosen based on a variety of factors including cost, educational fit, layout, sustainability, construction timeline and disruption to students. Read the Superintendent’s announcement about the decision …