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Town Meeting, and some big “Thank you’s”!
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING! Saturday, March 25, 2023 in the Lincoln School. Check-in begins at 8:30am, Meeting begins promptly at 9:30am! Learn more here! Thank you, FoMA and the Project Team! At the Lincoln School ribbon cutting ceremony in October, the Friends of Modern Architecture (FoMA) announced that it was awarding the project team (Architects SMMA […]
Thursday: Friends of Modern Architecture Honors Lincoln School Project Team!
(And the School Building Committee meets on Wednesday! Agenda is here.) The Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln (FoMA) invites you to a presentation, panel discussion, and reception celebrating the revitalization of Lincoln’s Modern school. Lincoln Modern architects Lawrence B. Anderson and Henry B. Hoover, who designed the original school buildings beginning in the 1940s, saw the […]
Battery is included!
Last week, a Tesla battery, which will be tied into the School’s system of solar panels, was installed on the north side of the building. The battery is a Tesla Megapack 2, rated at 500 kVA. The 2-hour 562 kW battery array stores 1124 kWh of electricity, which is produced by the solar panels and […]
Thank you, Joel Seeley!
Congratulations! At our December SBC meeting, Joel Seeley, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at SMMA Architects, announced that he is retiring at the end of the year. Joel, who has served as our Project Manager, has been such an important part of the Lincoln School project. Through all the ups and downs of […]
‘Tis (always) the season…
…for an SBC meeting! The SBC meets virtually on Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00pm. The agenda is here. A few new photos are here.
Putting it all Together
You know that when there is a clock on the wall that final pieces of the project are starting to fall into place! Teachers will be able to move into their classrooms the week of August 22nd, and school starts on September 6th. SAVE THE DATE! THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO THE OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING […]
Getting ready to catch some rays!
Installation of the photovoltaic (PV) panels has begun! These panels are on the roof of the Auditorium connector. The School Building Committee meets this week on Wednesday, August 10th at 7:00pm via Zoom. The agenda and link can be found here. Check out the new August photo gallery and some final additions to the July […]
And away they go!*
Remember how excited we were to see the temporary school being built? We are now just as thrilled to see it being deconstructed! One by one, the modular units are being prepared for transport to their new home at the Nauset Regional High School. It will take a couple of weeks to remove the temporary […]
Town Meeting on Saturday!
Town Meeting is on Saturday, March 26 at 9:30am in the Auditorium! Middle School Open House 8:00am – 9:00am: Come see the renovated Middle School! (no guided tours, the public can wander through the building and faculty and student docents will be on hand). Town Elections are on Monday, March 28 from 7:30am – 8:00pm […]
Here comes the sun (eventually)
SAVE THE DATE: ANNUAL TOWN MEETING SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH – in the renovated Auditorium!!! As the Lincoln School renovation progresses, the project team is planning for the complicated logistics required to bring it to a close. Four major pieces of the puzzle are: 1) installation of the photovoltaic (PV) system; 2) removal of the temporary […]
At Every Step…
…We are reminded that the school project is a complicated renovation. Along the way, lessons have been learned and are being applied to the second phase of construction. Here is one highly visible example: When the Middle School was renovated, the existing exterior walls were preserved in many places. Because we are super-insulating the school, […]
Honoring Our History…(and this week’s meeting is on Tuesday)
Honoring Our History…Building Our Future. This statement has been at the head of every blog post since 2017, but how does it really relate to the project? Since the beginning of the project, the School Building Committee (SBC) has collaborated with about a dozen town boards and departments, and this work has helped to shape […]
What’s on the roof?
See all the white bundles on the roof? Click here to find out what they are! Visit the October 2020 gallery to see some recent project photos, and this link to watch the latest drone video.
Duct and Cover…
Power outages are always an exciting topic of conversation in Lincoln and the school is a not-infrequent victim of branches falling on the wires that run between the road and the school. One very important aspect of the building project is that the electric lines are being buried under ground. This work has begun, most […]
Laying the Foundation
Turning a building that was constructed between 1946 and 1994 into a unified, net zero building requires building super-insulated exterior walls and roofs. This work is now underway and you can see the footprint of the new outer walls. Not only does this work allow us to create the insulated exterior, it also provides a […]
This Time Was Different…
Over the past 18 months, the SBC has gone through several rounds of lengthy and difficult decision-making to cut costs and keep the project on budget. At each step we used our core project values to make tough choices, and through the 90% construction document phase, we were able to make cuts without impinging on those […]
PPA & GMP Finalized! (What does that mean?)
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Signed! To address the Town’s sustainability goals for municipal buildings, the School Building Committee proposed, and the Town agreed, to design buildings and systems in the buildings that are powered entirely by electricity (Yes – there’s a back-up, gas-powered generator), and to provide enough solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to meet all […]
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 […]
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 […]
Update from Town Meeting 2019
For the first time in…a long time…there was no school project presentation or vote at Town Meeting. However, there were two warrant articles with ties to the project: Property Tax Study Committee: In February, the Selectmen (BOS) appointed the Study Committee, which is charged with examining existing tax abatement/deferral programs, determining unmet needs, investigating other […]
23 and We…
…Throughout the development of the school project, we have been focused on reaching an energy use target of EUI 23. What does that mean, how do we get there, and are we getting close to our goal? First, a refresher, what is EUI? Energy Use Intensity (EUI) = The amount of energy (kBtu) consumed per […]
If Sustainability is Important to You…
…or you just love learning about mechanical and building systems, this is the meeting for you! SBC Meeting this Wednesday! (February 13th) 7:00pm, Hartwell Multipurpose Room On the Agenda: Introduce the Commissioning Agent (person who oversees the execution of all the detailed work that must be done to meet our sustainability goals) Review the Owner’s […]
The Design Development phase is defined by a continuous series of design refinements, feedback, and decisions. At Wednesday’s SBC meeting, the committee reviewed a couple of different roofline options for the Learning Commons, and considered several possible design directions for the pathways and courtyards on both the east and west sides of the new main […]
The SBC’s first meeting of 2019 is tomorrow night (Wednesday, January 9th) at 7:00pm, Hartwell multipurpose room. It is a full agenda! As a reminder, SBC agendas can always be found by using the link on the left hand side of the www.lincolnsbc.org home page (scroll down a bit), or by going to the School Committee […]
Next SBC Meeting
The SBC will meet Wednesday, December 19th, 7:00pm, Hartwell Multipurpose Room. Items on the agenda include: Report on design meeting at SMMA Report on PPA Sub Committee
BALLOT VOTE – MONDAY!!!
Click the image to play the video (and turn on the volume!) And if you weren’t able to make it to Town Meeting on Saturday, and want to watch the presentations or hear the questions, you can watch it here!
This is a Community Project
Over the past 19 months, the Lincoln School project has been forged by the willingness of residents with a wide range of values, priorities, expertise, opinions, and viewpoints to come together to try to collaboratively solve an incredibly complex problem. The goal of the SBC has been to create a process and a platform for […]
The Outreach Team wishes everyone a turkey-and-pie-filled, enjoyable few days! We will be on hiatus for just a bit…and then you’ll be hearing from us quite frequently in the final days before the Special Town Meeting which is a week from Saturday! A few links in case you’re trying to avoid doing the dishes: Lincoln […]
Of Massing Studies, Elevations, and Façades…
…Whether or not you are well-versed in architectural vocabulary, you probably have an opinion about how buildings look. Here is your opportunity to weigh in on the Lincoln School project! The SBC spent significant time talking about the floor plan for the new “heart” of the school, now it’s time to make a decision about […]
Now that we are in the home stretch, you will be hearing from the Outreach Team a bit more frequently – we thank you for understanding! State of the Town Update At Saturday’s State of the Town, the SBC gave an update on the Lincoln School project’s progress since June. Here are the highlights (see […]
Putting the Pieces Together – This Week is “All School All the Time”!
We’ve talked a lot about the complexity of the Lincoln School project – this week multiple Town boards and committees have the project on their agendas. Each will dive into the details as seen through the lens of their committee’s charge. On Thursday, many boards will meet together to try to understand how all the […]
…with bated breath…On Thursday, the schematic design for the Lincoln School project was sent out for cost estimation (here are the slides from the September 12th meeting which give an overview of the elements of the project). In keeping with best practices, the design will be evaluated by two different groups of estimators. The work […]
Getting Caught Up
On Wednesday the School Building Committee hosted two Community Workshop sessions. There was a great cross-section of the community represented both in the morning and in the evening, and we thank everyone for making time during what is always a hectic week! The presentation focused on six main areas of the project: the floor plan […]
It’s Time to Go Back to School (Building Committee)!
Community Workshops: THIS WEDNESDAY, September 5th – 2 Sessions • 8:00am – 10:00am • 7:00pm – 9:00pm • Both (identical) sessions will be in the Brooks (Reed) Gym The SBC has been meeting all summer and a lot of work has been done. This is your opportunity to get caught up and ask questions before […]
Electrical Systems, Energy Model, & PV
August 15th Meeting Recap: Those who spend time in the Lincoln School know that whether it’s summer or winter, currently there is a wide temperature range from one room to another. One of the big impacts of the renovation will be a better, quieter, and much more consistent environment for our students and faculty. The […]
The Building, PV Panels, and Us…
…this is what we need to meet our goal of making the Lincoln School a “net zero” building. Make no mistake, this is an ambitious goal that requires careful planning, attention to detail, and conscious decisions about how we use the building. A further complexity of meeting our goal is the fact that this is […]
So What Might it Look Like?
“Honoring our History, Building our Future” is not just our project’s motto, it translates into decisions we have already made (choosing L3 on June 9th) and into the decisions we are making now during the schematic design phase of the project. At the July 25th meeting, SMMA and EwingCole introduced exterior elevation renderings to the SBC. […]
July 25th: Exterior Elevations and Site Circulation
July 11th Recap: At last week’s meeting, the SBC looked at a new iteration of the floor plan, discussed components of sustainability, and reviewed an updated project schedule. The meetings are now being televised, and you can watch the July 11th meeting here. The slides from the meeting are posted here. Up Next: On July 25th, the […]
July 11th Focus: Building Envelope & Sustainability
We have ambitious goals! How do we minimize energy consumption and maximize sustainability? Answering that question requires careful attention to the building envelope. The “envelope” is comprised of the walls, roof, floor, and windows. Decisions about each of these has a direct impact on the long-term energy use of the school. Please come to the July 11th […]
Join Us! – Focus on Hubs and Commons
Interested in the configuration of Hub Spaces and the Commons? Come to the SBC meeting on Wednesday, June 27th! As mentioned in last week’s blog post, over the next few months each meeting will feature a mini “charette” focused on a particular aspect of the design. Unless otherwise noted, all SBC meetings start at 7:00pm, Hartwell […]