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1 Essex North Shore Technical Agricultural School Hathorne, MA Design Concept Award Design Partnership of Cambridge, Inc. 2008 Exhibition of School Planning and Architecture

2 Essex North Shore Technical Agricultural School

3 Community Environment Merger of 3 schools to create a unique institution providing a broad curriculum encompassing technical, career and agricultural studies. The new institution will promote community use, community participation. Course offerings reflect both suburban and rural roots: service, business, research, and agriscience career paths. Apprenticeship/ intern opportunities form close community connections – continuous, year-round education for students. Innovative 6-year program with North Shore Community College leading to Associates Degree

4 Learning Environment Variety of teaching/ learning styles supported: simulated career environments; research facilities; academic classrooms and laboratories; outdoor settings. Learning happens everywhere: dining and career commons, circulation alcoves and overlooks; barns and greenhouses; fields and pastures. Broad curriculum engages all learners and supports their success.

5 Learning Environment State proficiency tests require balanced career and academic achievement. Over 70% of present graduates continue education in college or advanced career programs. Changing educational needs provided for by flexible, “generic” career space – 3 categories defined by access, headroom and level of building services.

6 Learning Environment “Heavy” shops: at grade access for deliveries, vehicles; minimum 16’ clear ceiling height for lifts, equipment, construction; grid of full industrial-type services available. “Retail” career spaces: on main concourse level to provide easy public access and public/ student contact; grid of relevant services available. Technical and laboratory career spaces: floors above grade; grid of laboratory quality services available with fume hoods located near roof access. Exposure to a wide variety of opportunities achieved by the “mall” concept – a single main circulation pathway connecting magnate uses, passing by all other uses in route. Maximum display of student and staff work, business and industry promotions, career trends and breakthroughs. Core academic and career learning environments are distinct plan elements to support significance of traditional academic studies.

7 Physical Environment Materials selected for use of renewable resources, recyclability, local production, low life-cycle carbon footprint. Sustainable design principles constantly reinforced to users by natural light, introduced deeply into interior volumes. System functions prominently displayed; several course modules based on building systems; project to seek LEED Gold certification. Water conservation measures: reduced flow fixtures; rain water flush system; rain water collection and storage; site runoff to bioswales and retention basins for re-introduction into aquifer. Electrical energy conservation measures: long, narrow facility plan maximizes perimeter day lighting; light shelves and baffles control direct sun while reflecting daylight deep into rooms; skylights and clerestories provide natural light to interior spaces; daylight and motion sensing lighting controls; high-efficiency light fixtures and bulbs; variable-speed, high- efficiency motors; wireless technology environment; photovoltaics and wind energy generation being explored.

8 Physical Environment Heating and cooling energy conservation measures: east-west building orientation best manages solar gain; high-efficiency condensing boilers; integrated DDC controls for all functions; solar-assisted hot water heating; intake air systems with economizer cycle; exhaust air systems with heat recovery; CO sensors control supply and exhaust fans; dedicated makeup air for lab hoods; high-efficiency glazing and insulation envelope; ground mass insulation of lower floor; high-albedo and green roofs. Site relationships: available site area defined by highway to north, protected agricultural soils and wetlands to south Slopes from north to south allow building to be tucked into hillside; direct vehicular access to lower level at rear; direct pedestrian access to main level at front. Because of slope, building massing at street can be compatible with rural/ residential scale of surrounding neighborhood.

9 Vision, goals, and inspiration coincide: an aggressively state-of-the-art facility when constructed, with inherent flexibility to evolve and adapt; to promote the highest level of pride, participation and ownership by the community, the staff and the students. MISSION STATEMENT “The mission of ENSTAS is to provide all members of its community with a high quality academic, career, and technical education to become life-long learners and responsible citizens of a global workforce.” VISION STATEMENT “The vision for ENSTAS is that it provides quality, seamless education through a learning environment that adapts to current industry and educational standards, providing priority placement in professional fields while serving as a vital learning center for community needs.” Physical Environment

10 Client Committee includes administrators from the 3 contributing schools, dean of local college, community and regional business leaders, & neighborhood representatives. Elected officials at community and state level also members; chair is Town Administrator of host community (Please refer to Supplemental Files for timeline of the planning process and full list of client committee members and workshop participants). Visioning workshop facilitated by Dr. George Copa first of three planned, brought together various stakeholders from schools, local and state agencies. From this process emerged a series of defined attributes to be embodied in the new facility. The upcoming Phase III Feasibility Study will incorporate these, creating the final draft for the new facility’s program, design, schedule and budget. Planning Process

11 Exhibition of School Planning and Architecture 2008 Project Data Submitting Firm :Design Partnership of Cambridge, Inc. Project RoleProject Lead: Planning, Design, Programming Project ContactRobert Vogel, AIA LEED AP TitlePrincipal Address500 Rutherford Avenue City, State or Province, CountryCharlestown, MA 02129, U.S.A. Phone617-241-9800 Joint Partner Firm:N/A Project Role Project Contact Title Address City, State or Province, Country Phone Other Firm:N/A Project Role Project Contact Title Address City, State or Province, Country Phone Construction Firm:N/A Project Role Project Contact Title Address City, State or Province, Country Phone

12 Exhibition of School Planning and Architecture 2008 Project Details Project Name Essex North Shore Technical Agricultural School City Danvers and Middleton State Massachusetts District Name TBD Supt/President TBD Occupancy Date TBD Grades Housed 9-12 Capacity(Students) 1400 Site Size (acres) 180 acres total, 42.6 acres developed Gross Area (sq. ft.) 369,600 sq. ft. Per Occupant(pupil) 264 sq. ft. / pupil gross/net please indicate 1:40 Design and Build? In planning process If yes, Total Cost: Includes: If no, Estimated costs (to May 2010) Site Development: $21,160,000 Building Construction: $94,660,000 Fixed Equipment: $11,000,000 Other: Indirect Expenses $14,000,000 Total: $140,820,000

13 Over 30 stakeholders representing administration, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and officials gathered in the Essex auditorium for a 2-day workshop. THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE: Dr. George Copa “New Designs for Learning”

14 Groups were formed to debate, create and express the vision and mission of the new school.

15 Dr. Copa framed the issues to be considered such as the new school’s learning context, learning signature, learning audience and learning expectations. THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE: Dr. George Copa “New Designs for Learning”

16 Workshop participants were encouraged to represent their ideas pictorially as well as in writing. THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE: Dr. George Copa “New Designs for Learning”

17 At the conclusion of each segment, the groups presented the results of their work for commentary by Dr. Copa and the other stakeholders. THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE: Dr. George Copa “New Designs for Learning”

18 Key concepts considered to be important features of the new school were discussed. THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE: Dr. George Copa “New Designs for Learning”

19 Each group created their list of attributes to be incorporated; many issues were common. A consolidated list was compiled to serve as a touchstone for the ongoing design process. THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE: Dr. George Copa “New Designs for Learning”

20 All agreed the new school was to be a unique and very special institution and should aspire to the highest levels of teaching, learning, community connectivity and inspirational outreach. THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE: Dr. George Copa “New Designs for Learning”

21 ESSEX NORTH SHORE TECHNICAL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL: Participants in the planning process PROGRAMMING, PLANNING AND DESIGN TEAM Design Partnership of Cambridge Inc.Design Team Lead, Planning, Educational Programming Consultants: George Copa, PhDEducational Specialist Nitsch Engineering, Inc.Civil Engineering Shadley AssociatesLandscape Architecture, Site Design Norian/Siani Engineering, Inc.MEPFP & Sustainability Engineering D.M. Berg Consultants, P.C.Structural Engineering Essential Design and EstimatingConstruction Cost Estimating CLIENT REPRESENTATIVES Essex North Shore Temporary Oversight BoardContracting Agency, Client Committee Board Members: Wayne Marquis, co-chairManager, Town of Danvers Amelia O’Malley, co-chairNorth Shore Technical HS, Superintendent - Director George Harvey Ellen Weitzler Joseph Parisi III, vice-chair Marcia Sweeney Thomas St. Pierre Helen HegartyEssex Agricultural HS, Interim Superintendent Daniel C. Bennett Hon. Michael J. BonfattiMayor, City of Peabody Maria FerriPeabody Schools, Vocational Technical Programs Director William BlanchardMassachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS Representing North Shore Technical High School: Amelia O’Malley, Superintendent-Director Richard Levesque, Facilities Specialist Richard J. McLaughlin, Principal Candace Levesque, Administrative Assistant Mary Kroesser, Special Education Administrator George Harvey, Chair, NSR School Committee Vera Skinner, Student Services Director Mary Saris, Director, North Shore Workforce Investment Board John Lynch, Athletic Director Noreen Mullen, Academic Coordinator/Academic Mac Seaver, Academic Coordinator/Vocational Cynthia Mears, Secretary to the Principal Representing Essex Agricultural and Technical High School: Helen Hegarty, Interim Superintendent Charles Saulnier, Environmental Technology Department Head Gene Dempsey, Assistant Principal Joy White, Curriculum Coordinator Kevin Bell, Horticulture Instructor Ron Vercellone, English Teacher, Union President Lee Abdella, Animal Science Instructor Goerge Vanikiotis, Horticulture Instructor, Grounds Daniel Bennett, Essex Board of Trustees Jennifer Skane, Guidance Counselor Tom Blair, Advisory Board, Alumnus Ed White, Animal Science Department Head Richard Collins, Plant Science Department Head Representing North Shore Community College: Susan Curry, Director, Technology Prep Gloria Lopez, Assistant Dean of Special Programs Representing the Design Team: Dr. George Copa, New Designs for Learning Robert Vogel, AIA, LEED AP, Design Partnership of Cambridge, Inc. Gregg Schroeder, AIA, Design Partnership of Cambridge, Inc.


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