WHEN: Tuesday April 20, 2021
5:00 – Social Hour
5:30 – Program
Dinner Arrangements TBD
WHERE: South High Community School
170 Apricot Street
Worcester, MA 01603
COST: Program and Dinner
Members and students, no cost
Last August, WCCSI provided a tour, led by Associate Principal Peter A. Caruso, Jr. of Lamoureux Pagano Associates Architect (LPA|A), of the new South High Community School. At that time, the school was approximately 60% complete which provided the attendees plenty of opportunities to observe the construction at various phases throughout the school. Fast-forward to present time….
With the school scheduled to be substantially complete by May 2021 for the students to begin attending in Fall 2021, the classrooms are mostly complete with the major spaces such as the Auditorium, Gymnasium, Cafeteria, and Auto/Diesel shop nearing completion. Being built by a joint venture between Fontaine Brothers and W.T. Rich, this new 360,000 square foot building will support an educational program for 1,420 students with spaces for Chapter 74 vocational programs including a daycare, auto/diesel shop, culinary arts, as well as a new marketing/nonprofit management career pathway program, which operates Andy’s Attic, a nonprofit clothing distribution program. With a construction cost of $172M, this LEED Silver facility will replace the outdated existing South High Community School from the late 1970’s with modern teaching facilities for grades 9 – 12.
This month’s program will again be presented by Peter A. Caruso, Jr. who has overseen construction on the South High Community School since it began in 2018.
The program is pending approval by AIA for 1 HSW continuing education credit. After participating in this program, attendees will be able to:
1. Recognize emerging trends in the design of high schools to provide safe and secure learning environments.
2. Identify opportunities to meet LEED requirements and provide energy efficient and sustainable schools.
3. Better understand the Massachusetts CM-at-Risk process of project procurement.
4. Plan for the logistical challenges of construction on an active school site to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and other occupants during the construction process.
So, come join Worcester County CSI for an informative building tour of the current second largest high school in the great City of Worcester! Please RSVP to Terri Bracken at email@example.com
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