Updates from 3/2/23 Building Committee Meeting

During the Andover High School Building Committee Meeting on 3/2/2023, an update of the draft Feasibility and Schematic Design timeline was provided. The timeline was adjusted to reflect the School Committee and Select Board voting on the preferred option recomended by the Building Committee ahead of the May 2023 Town Meeting.

The AHS Building Committee also included additional community forums (3/9 and 3/29/23) to allow for feedback before and after cost information is received on 3/23/2023 to help inform the committee’s decision. It is anticipated that that the committee will vote on a preferred building option (Courtyard vs. Campus 2) on 3/30/2023 or 4/6/2023.

HMFH Architects provided a design update that focused on the evaluation of the Campus 2 and Courtyard site approaches, which included the following: current space summary for each scenario, the proposed Net Floor Area (NFA) and Gross Floor Area (GFA), draft design and construction schedules, phasing diagrams, and updated evaluation criteria that included accommodations above and beyond ADA/MAAB requirements.

The images below reflect the phasing diagrams presented for both site approaches along with a comparative summary chart. The full presentation can be found here.

The project team also noted that Feasibility documents have been issued to PMA Consultants’ and HMFH Architects’ independent construction cost estimators for a preliminary pricing analysis, which will be presented at the next AHS Building Committee meeting on 3/23/2023. The project team cautioned that the Feasibility Study documents are preliminary and the construction cost estimates will be high-level with industry standard multipliers to generate a total project cost. This information will be used for comparison purposes only to help inform the committee’s decision.

The AHS Building Committee also shared the following related to community feedback opportunities:

  • Attend our March 9th & 29th Community Forums at 7:00 PM at Memorial Hall Library
  • Complete our AHS Project Community Survey which is open now through 3/15/23. It can be accessed by visiting: surveymonkey.com/r/AndoverHSProject