Hardy/Upham Projects: Next steps
Wellesley Public Schools is working with SMMA and their educational planner to draft the education program for the Hardy/Upham projects, following the MSBA’s Guidelines. This educational program will build on the foundation created as part of the Hunnewell feasibility study phase.
The design team is wrapping up the initial stages of analysis the existing conditions of both buildings and site at the Hardy and Upham elementary Schools. The SBC will host a Community kickoff meeting to explain the MSBA process and project timeline to the community.
Utilizing the existing conditions information assembled this summer and fall, the design team will work this fall on test fit options to demonstrate how both sites can accommodate replacement building options that include both renovations with additions or new construction. This longer list of test options will be narrowed down to options on both campuses to study in greater details.
The first major submission to the MSBA is the Preliminary Design Program (PDP) targeted for a mid-December 2019 submission to the MSBA. The PDP submission notifies the MSBA of the short list of options that the SBC intends to evaluate in greater detail.