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Blog: Meet the Building Committee


The AHS Building Committee represents Town and School administration and committees as well as the community at large.  Skills include educational, financial, architectural, construction, legal, environmental and communications.  The latest Ponderings Blog post, Meet the Building Committee, includes short bios of each building committee member.

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October 2017 Bulletin


The October ‘AHS Building Project Bulletin‘ provides a summary of recent news about the building project.  Subscribe to receive these occasional Bulletins and stay up-to-date on this complex project.  In this issue: HMFH Selected as Project Designer Ponderings Blog launched Skanska USA Hired as Owner’s Project Manager

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HMFH Selected as Project Designer


At its meeting October 24th, the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s (MSBA) Designer Selection Panel selected HMFH Architects as the design firm. Pending successful contract negotiations, HMFH will provide crucial and broad services for the project. The Designer Selection Panel was formed by the MSBA and included 13 appointed members and three representatives of Arlington, including the Superintendent of Schools, the …

Ponderings Blog Launched


The AHS Building Committee has launched a new blog called Ponderings.  The blog’s mission is to provide in-depth articles on topics of interest.  Ponderings‘ first posts, ‘The Role of the Designer‘ and ‘MSBA’s Designer Selection Process‘, discusses the importance of the Designer throughout the building project as well as an explanation of how the Designer is chosen.

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Designer Finalists Chosen


Arlington leaders Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine, Superintendent Kathleen Bodie and School Committee Chair Jeff Theilman represented the AHS Building Committee at the MSBA Designer Selection meeting today.   Arrowstreet, Finegold Architects and HMFH Architects were chosen as the finalists. In September, six designers submitted proposals to work on the AHS building project: Arrowstreet, Drummey Rosane Anderson (DRA), Finegold Architects, Flansburgh Associates, …

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AHS Building Committee Launches Project Web site


The Arlington High School Building Committee views community outreach and engagement as a priority and has created a comprehensive Web site for the AHS Building Project.  Using the site, residents can learn more about details of the project and sign up for e-bulletin updates.  

Owner’s Project Manager Hired


The Arlington High School Building Committee (AHSBC) has chosen Skanska USA Building, Inc. as the Owner’s Project Manager for the High School building project. The selection of Skanska was recently affirmed by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA).  Skanska will help the Arlington High School Building Committee select an architect for the project (expected to be completed in October 2017).  In …

Arlington High School Improvements Move into Feasibility Phase


Arlington is among eight districts invited by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to conduct a Feasibility Study for renovating and/or rebuilding Arlington High School. This work is required in order to address significant infrastructure and programmatic issues at the school, which has had no major renovations since 1978. The goal of this phase of the MSBA process is to …

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Progress Continues on Building Renovations and Additions


The Communications Subcommittee of the Arlington High School Building Committee (AHSBC) has posted an FAQ on the Arlington Public Schools Web site regarding the High School building project. We are in the Feasibility Phase of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) process to renovate and/or rebuild Arlington High School. The next step is to work with the town and MSBA …