Building our Future

Exterior Update

Last Wednesday, while the sun was still up, the SBC spent part of its meeting outside looking at proposed exterior materials in natural light. As a result, the SBC approved 1) a red brick that mimics the brick on the current Smith School; 2) a dark, warm gray accent brick; and 3) a pallet of three cement board colors that will be used on the upper portions of the Auditorium and Reed Gym.

In addition, SMMA presented an updated HVAC plan.

Click here to see the entire slide deck from the meeting.

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, August 14, 7pm, Hartwell.

SBC Summer Fun!

What a fabulous 4th of July parade! Enjoy some more parade photos below.


The SBC will continue to meet over the summer. On the agenda this Wednesday (July 10, 7:00pm, Hartwell multipurpose room):

  • Update on exterior elevations and materials
  • Review mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) systems
  • Review LEED scorecard
  • Project budget update

***Please Note***

The SBC website will be undergoing maintenance over the next week or two – things may look a bit different, or some pages/documents may be temporarily offline. Thank you for your patience!

1 Week Away from Starting!

Dear Lincoln School Families, Staff, and Community Members,

Evidence that the Lincoln School Building Project is underway will soon be visible on the Ballfield Road campus! Our team of architects (SMMA) and our construction team (Consigli) meet with us on a regular basis to discuss the schedule and process for carrying out the renovation and construction of the Lincoln School. As the work gets underway in July, we will provide updates on what will occur in the weeks ahead and do our best to inform you of any impacts you should be aware of in planning your visits to the Ballfield Road campus. Below I have provided our first Look Ahead Schedule for the work that will begin in July. No work will take place prior to the Fourth of July celebration on the campus.  Additional information can be found on the School Building Committee website, https://lincolnsbc.org/.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the following contacts:

Becky McFall, Superintendent of Schools, bmcfall@lincnet.org

Shane Nolan, Owners Project Manager, Daedalus Projects Inc., SNolan@dpi-boston.com

Buck Creel, Administrator for Business and Finance, bcreel@lincnet.org

Michael Haines, Facilities Manager, mhaines@lincnet.org

All the best,

Becky McFall


Lincoln School Project – Look Ahead Schedule 

What to expect in the month of July:

July 8 – 12

  • The site of the modular classrooms will be fenced off on the north side of the center field.
  • The fields behind the Smith parking lot will be surveyed and marked to create a soil storage location.
  • A vehicular path to the soil storage area will be created to allow trucks to move soil from the center field to the soil storage location. The soil will be returned to the center field at the end of the project when the center field is restored.

Possible impact to activities July 8 – 12:

  • Parking spaces adjacent to the center field in front of the Brooks entrance will not be available for use.
  • There may be minor traffic delays when trucks are delivering materials.
  • The Smith Tee Ball Field will be adjacent to work being done to create a soil storage area. Please avoid this area when construction work is in progress.
  • The northern half of the center field will not be available for use until the end of the project in the fall of 2022.

What will not be impacted:

  • The Codman Pool and the Brooks parking lot will be open for regular operation.
  • The Recreation Summer Camp will be in full operation.
  • The Lincoln Public Schools Central Offices and Facilities Office will be open for regular business (M-Th).
  • The Lincoln School main offices will be open for summer hours, 8:30am – 12:00pm Monday – Thursday.

July 15 – 26

  • Trees adjacent to the modular classroom site will be protected to preserve their health throughout the project.
  • Erosion control measures will be put in place to control run off during the construction of the temporary school building.
  • The topsoil will be stripped from the north end of the center field and transported to the soil storage area.
  • Excavation will begin to prepare for utilities and laying the foundation for the modular classroom building.

Possible impact to activities July 15 – 26:

  • There may be minor traffic delays when trucks are delivering materials or transporting soil from the center field to the soil storage area in the field behind the Smith parking lot.
  • The Smith Tee Ball Field will be adjacent to work being done to create a soil storage area. Please avoid this area when construction work is in progress.
  • The northern half of the center field will not be available for use until the end of the project in the fall of 2022.

What will not be impacted:

  • The Codman Pool will be open for regular operation.
  • The Recreation Summer Camp will be in full operation.
  • The Lincoln Public Schools Central Offices and Facilities Office will be open for regular business.

A Further Look Ahead:

  • The northern half of the center field will be occupied by the temporary modular classrooms and will not be available for use until the end of the project in the fall of 2022.
  • Work will begin later this summer to remove portions of the ceilings in the Lincoln School in order to assess current conditions and plan for future work to be carried out.
  • Modular classrooms will be installed this fall, late August – October.
  • All students will remain in their current buildings for the 2019 – 2020 school year.
  • We do not anticipate major disruptions to drop off and pick up traffic during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Construction traffic will not be allowed during peak traffic times.

Coming Soon!!!

After the parade…after the cookout…after the fireworks…

During the week of July 8th, early signs of the school project will begin to appear!!!

The first phase of the project, the Enabling Phase (site prep), begins after the 4th of July. Here’s what to expect over the next several weeks:

  • Consigli will install construction fencing around the location of the modular classrooms and start prepping the site for their installation (see the image above).
  • Tree protection will be installed around trees that we’re preserving.
  • Inside the school, selected ceiling areas will be removed.

Stay tuned! Next week’s blog post will provide more details about what to expect over the summer. Below is a reminder of the overall project schedule.

Remember!

  • The pool, sport court, and tennis courts will all be open during the summer.
  • All students will stay in the school during the 2019/20 school year! Elementary students will be in the modular classrooms in the Fall of 2020.

Click here to see the slides from the June 19th SBC meeting.

Next meeting is on July 10th, 7:00pm, Hartwell multipurpose room.

Interior Design…Blending Old and New

On Wednesday SMMA presented the plans for interior materials and colors. As they developed the palette, they drew on the surrounding landscape for inspiration:

One of the interesting challenges in designing the interior is finding a way to update the building’s look while working with existing cabinetry, walls, and tiles that are being reused. The slide below shows photos of two current elementary classrooms:

The floors will be replaced, but as a cost saving measure the cabinets will remain. To work with these colors, SMMA is proposing the following materials:

Below are images that show how the school will be transformed! To see the whole presentation, click here.

 

See the Latest Design Updates!

At last Wednesday’s meeting, EwingCole and SMMA shared the latest updates to both interior and exterior designs for the center part of the school. The presentation (which can be seen in its entirety here) included:

  • Light studies of the Learning Commons: The Learning Commons have an east to west orientation, and light control is important in the early morning and late afternoon. The SBC reviewed two options for exterior shading, and chose the horizontal fin screen pictured in the images. There will also be internal shades to allow light to be blocked out for presentations.
  • Exterior studies of building materials.
  • Interior studies of the new Media Center and the corridor that will connect the Learning Commons to the Smith end of the building (the “K – 4 Gallery”).

Upcoming Meetings:

  • May 28th: Planning Board, 7pm, Town Offices. This is the initial review of the plan for the modulars. The Conservation Committee approved the plans on May 22nd.
  • June 5th: School Building Committee, 7pm, Hartwell.
  • June 11th: Planning Board, 7pm, Town Offices. Final hearing and vote to approve the plan for the modulars.

 

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