Design Concept & Sustainability Update

Updates

As the Schematic Design phase continues to progress, the AHS Building Committee discussed the following topics at their Nov. 6th meeting. Design Concept Update HMFH presented historic element reuse possibilities as well as interior concepts focusing on the central spine and ‘hub’ of the school. View the presentation Sustainability, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (SMEP) The SMEP subcommittee presented proposed Accelerate …

Dan Dunn on the Debt Exclusion

Updates

Veteran Select Board member Dan Dunn visits Your Arlington Dollar to walk through two big asks coming up for Arlington voters – the debt exclusion for the high school rebuild, and the operating override it may be paired with. Topics covered include how we got here, what the numbers look like, and plans and programs to mitigate the impact on …

Town Manager on Income Inequity

Updates

Arlington Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine sits down for a candid conversation on a difficult subject – income inequity in Arlington. He discusses ideas, plans, and programs to mitigate the impact on Arlington homeowners of the override and high school rebuild that residents will soon be voting on.

10/24 Community Forum Canceled

Updates

The Arlington High School Building Committee has elected to cancel the October 24th Community Forum to allow better integration of Committee and community feedback into the draft exterior design options before soliciting additional input.  Initial draft concepts were presented at the Oct. 16th Committee meeting and HMFH Architects will present refinements at the November Committee meetings. It is important to …

Initial Exterior Designs Presented

Updates

At the October 16th Building Committee meeting, HMFH Architects shared initial exterior design concepts.  Feedback was provided by both the Building Committee and attendees present at the meeting and HMFH will present updated design concepts at the November Building Committee meetings. All concepts included an 80′ setback from Mass. Ave. for the entire school which is an increase from previously …

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 November 27th (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 …