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.

Parmenter School

Parmenter renovations set to begin


The former Parmenter elementary school located at 17 Irving Street will soon undergo renovations in order to temporarily house Menotomy Preschool during construction of the new high school. Learn more.

April Construction site map

Feb. Forum Presentations


Our February 4 forum provided an update on the project and gave an overview of what to expect when site work begins later this month. Project Update (Building Committee) Construction Update: What to expect (Consigli) Construction Site Maps (vehicle, pedestrian access) Watch a replay of the forum on ACMi soon. Sign up for our new weekly ‘AHS Construction Updates‘ email …

Februar 2020 eBulletin

February eBulletin


There’s lots going on with the project! Site work will begin later this month and the Building Committee recently completed the difficult task of trimming $24.7 million from the budget to bring the project scope back in line with available funds. Read more in our latest eBulletin.

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Blog: Sustainability Update – Mechanical System Changes


Despite the recent difficult task of trimming $24.7 million from the budget to bring the project scope back in line with available funds, the core energy-related features of the new school have been retained with minimal impact to the total building energy use.  Read our Ponderings blog: Sustainability Update: Mechanical System Changes to learn more.

Blog: Budget Adjustments Explained


In December 2019, the AHS Building Committee made a number of changes to the project design to bring the estimated cost in line with the project budget. Our latest Ponderings blog “Budget Adjustments Explained” discusses these changes and their rationale. To best understand all the decisions that were made by the Building Committee, it is helpful to look at the …