MSBA Renovation News
MSBA Invites Cape Cod Regional Technical High School into Schematic DesignPosted by Robert Sanborn at 2/15/2017
At the February 15, 2017 Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Board Meeting chaired by State Treasurer Goldberg, Cape Cod Regional Technical High School was unanimously voted into the Schematic Design phase. Schematic Design continues the process of fine-tuning cost estimates and design features that will culminate with the establishment of a final project scope and budget that will go before the voters on October 24, 2017. The board commented on the positive, collaborative relationship the district has established with the MSBA. Meaghan Callaghan from Senator Julian Cyr's office and the district's architect, Carl Francheschi from Drummmey, Rosane and Anderson joined Business Administrator Erin Orcutt and Superintendent/Director Robert P. Sanborn for this exciting announcement. If approved, the proposed facility would be located to the east of the current facility with the cost estimate for the entire project currently at $141 million dollars.
CCT District Team presents to MSBA Facilities Assessment SubcommitteePosted by Robert Sanborn at 1/18/2017
The district team consisting of Ken Guyette from the Owner's Project Manager firm of Collier's International, Carl Franceschi from the architectural firm of Drummey, Rosane and Anderson, Business Administrator, Erin Orcutt and Superintendent/Director Robert P. Sanborn made a presentation to the MSBA's Facilities Assessment Subcommittee detailing the preferred solution chosen for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. As stated previously, the school building committee unanimously voted for a new building located on the current property east of the existing facility. The fifteen minute presentation was followed by a question and answer period. In advance of this presentation, the team had submmitted a Preferred Schematic Report (PSR) to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The district team was asked to respond to a few comments and concerns of the subcommiittee regarding the PSR submission, in writing, before moving into Schematic Design which is scheduled for February 15, 2017.
School Building Committee chooses a NEW facility as the CCT preferred solutionPosted by Robert Sanborn at 11/30/2016
At the November 30, 2016 School Building Committee Meeting, committee members unanimously voted to choose a new facility as the preferred solution for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. The proposed facility would be located to the east of the current facility with a preliminary cost estimate for the entire project of $144 million dollars. By clicking the image below, you can see the location of the facility as well as PRELIMINARY floor plans and drawings. Upon MSBA approval in February 2017, the district will move into schematic design (MSBA Module #4) where designs and floor plans will be finalized in consultation with the district and the MSBA. Schematic design will culminate with a final project scope and budget for the entire project.
School Building Committee determines criteria for preferred building solutionPosted by Robert Sanborn at 11/9/2016
At the November 9, 2016 School Building Committee Meeting, committee members came to consensus on criteria they will utilize to assess the renovation and new preferred solution alternatives presented at the October meeting by the designer Drummey, Rosane and Anderson. The following criteria are listed in order of importance:
- Educational Opportunities/ Compliance with Vision/ Program Accommodation
- Construction Cost/Project Cost
- Impact on Students & Staff / Impact on Student Enrollment/ Disruption/ Phasing/ Construction Duration
- Reimbursable Cost / Operating Cost/Temporary Costs / Cost Certainty / Predictability
- Safety/ Access Control /Traffic Impacts / Vehicle and Pedestrian Circulation
- Contextual Fit/ Aesthetics/ Flexibility/ Potential for Expansion
- Impact on Abutters / Environmental Impacts
The committee will assess the seven alternatives under consideration with these criteria at their meeting on November 30, 2016 which will culminate in the selction of a preferred building solution for Cape Cod Tech.
Drummey, Rosane and Anderson presents Building Solution AlternativesPosted by Robert Sanborn at 10/14/2016
At the October 12, 2016 School Building Committee Meeting, Drummey, Rosane and Anderson (DRA), the district's chosen designer, presented a summary of the Preliminary Design Program (PDP) for the school. Along with the educational program, existing conditions and educational space analysis, DRA presented SEVEN alternatives for the committee to consider as project solutions. The committee will be choosing the preferred solution based on several agreed upon factors in late November or early December. The presentation can be viewed at the following link: CCT Preliminary Design Program.
MSBA Architect and Project Manager Meet with CCT DepartmentsPosted by Scott Nagle at 9/16/2016
Drummey, Rosane and Anderson (Designer) and DBA Colliers International (Project manager) held meetings with each of Cape Cod Tech's Departments to discuss their spacial and physical needs to teach their disciplines safely and efficiently. Each department has projected student capacities to calculate square footage taking into consideration state of the art equipment and tools.
Visioning Sessions held at CCT to Inform Design ProcessPosted by Robert Sanborn at 7/29/2016
On July 11th, 12th and 29th, thirty-five stakeholders from inside and outside the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School community attended a series of three "Visioning" workshops. Facilitated by educational consultant Dr. Frank Locker, these sessions focused on twenty-first century best practices in education and the implications on facility design. Over the course of the three days, the community reached consensus on what the best educational delivery would be for Cape Cod Tech students and then sought to conceptualize a design for the future of Cape Cod Tech.
Cape Cod Tech selects Drummey, Rosane and Anderson (DRA) as DesignerPosted by Robert Sanborn at 5/17/2016
On May 3rd and May 17th, Harry Terkanian (Wellfleet), Erin Orcutt (Vice-Chair/Business Administrator) and Robert P. Sanborn III (Superintendent/Director) met with the Massachusetts School Building Authority's Designer Selection Panel to shortlist, interview and select the designer for Cape Cod Tech. At the meeting on May 17th, Drummey, Rosane and Anderson of Waltham was selected.
April 5, 2016 Cape and Island's Town Clerks Meeting at CCTPosted by Robert Sanborn at 4/6/2016
Superintendent Sanborn was the keynote speaker at the quarterly meeting of the Cape and Island's Town Clerks Association. The meeting was hosted by Cape Cod Tech's Culinary Arts department who did their usual exceptional job. Superintendent Sanborn welcomed the association, updated them on the school's Massachusetts School Building Association (MSBA) building project and discussed the laws that would apply for the required district-wide ballot election slated for the fall of 2017. After the presentation, a lively question and answer period clarified many of the issues surrounding the building project and the election. Cape Cod Regional Technical High School looks forward to partnering with the district's town clerks to efficiently conduct the anticipated vote in the fall of 2017.
Cape Cod Tech Hires Owner's Project ManagerPosted by Robert Sanborn at 2/1/2016
Charles Sumner (Chairman), Erin Orcutt (Business Administrator) and Robert P. Sanborn III (Superintendent/Director) visited the Massachusetts School Building Committee (MSBA) Owner's Project Manager review panel to finalize the selection of an OPM for the district. The OPM selection subcommittee of the School Building Committee reviewed proposals and selected Strategic Building Solutions, DBA Colliers International. The MSBA approved the selection and the district will now work with Collier's International to develop a request for proposals for an architect/designer.