Sunday, November 20, 2011

High School Project - Part 2 (audio)

This is the second segment from the School Building Committee Informational Forum held Nov 17, 2011.

Time: 19 minutes, 54 seconds

Show Notes

This internet radio show or podcast is number 94 in the series for Franklin Matters.

This is the second of a series of 8 audio segments recorded during the informational session on the new high school. The forum was conducted by the School Building Committee and held at the Horace Mann Auditorium on Thursday, Nov 17, 2011.

This second segment picks up with School Building Committee Chair Tom Mercer introducing Jim Jordan, partner and owner of Ai3 Architects.

Jim introduces members of his team and then gets into some background information on his firm. How they have worked designing schools and how the MSBA developed the 'model school' program. There is an additional 5% reimbursement available from participation in the 'model school' program.

Whitman-Hanson was the facility they designed that serves as one of the four model schools and the one Franklin has chosen.


  • The model proposed will include an 850 seat auditorium
  • Dec 9th due date for the project scope and budget package that will be submitted to MSBA (first real dollars associated with the total project)
  • 60% construction documents due approximately in April 2012
  • 6 cost estimates done and validated at three different times along the way
  • Construction could begin in the Fall of 2012

Without further ado, here is the recording from Thursday evening Nov 17th


Be sure to listen to the other parts of the series:

Part 1 – introduction and evolution of model school invitation

Part 3 - Q and A
Part 4 - Q and A
Part 5 - Q and A
Part 6 - Q and A
Part 7 - Q and A
Part 8 – Q and A and closing

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark &Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission

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