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The Future of Hunnewell School in Wellesley
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The Hunnewell School feasibility study will look to create an environmentally sustainable and modern learning environment, architects on the study announced at a Sept. 20 community meeting.

The elementary school’s main section was built in 1938, with several additions tacked on over the 20th century. Years later, the school is showing its age, with space shortages and poor air circulation creating a less-than-ideal learning environment, town Facilities Director Joseph McDonough said at a June 5 special Town Meeting.

At that meeting, the town voted to appropriate $1 million for the feasibility study of the school, located at 28 Cameron St. Potential options for Hunnewell include renovations, additions and/or the construction of a new building.

For the study, the town has engaged Norwood-based Compass Project Management Inc. as owner’s project manager and Cambridge-based SMMA as architects. At a Sept. 20 kickoff meeting, representatives from both firms gave a brief overview of the timeline and study process.

Excerpt taken from article in Wicked Local Wellesley
By Abby Patkin
Posted September 21, 2018

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Boston University Myles Standish Residence Hall Project Fun Facts
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As the Boston University Myles Standish Residence Hall project comes to a close, here are a few fun ... and interesting ... facts about the project ...

 

 

 

Total miles of drywall installed 
1,221,403 sq ft total; 30,535 total pieces of 4'x10' or 305,350 LF (57.83 miles)

Total number of drywall screws for board install
1,565,680

Total number of buckets of compound
3,200

Total number of rolls of drywall tape
2100 rolls or 525,000LF of tape

Total number of masonry anchors installed
19,000

Total number of windows installed
864

Total number of man hours spent on the project
515,342

Total number of new bricks installed
195,000

Total gallons of paint used
5,600

Number of pages in the Operations & Maintenance Manual
13,000

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CNN Article: How to design a school in the era of mass shootings
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A recent article published by CNN talks about how to design a school in the era of mass shootings ...

(CNN) For school designers and architects, the current debate about how to make schools safer focuses too much on add-on measures.

Metal detectors? More resource officers? Armed teachers? Bulletproof backpacks?
These security steps, whether effective or not, don't address the fundamental way that a school works or how people move through it. They also must be balanced with the need to create an environment where kids feel inspired and energized to learn.

Excerpt taken from article written by Eric Levenson, CNN

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