School Building Committee (“SBC”)
The South Shore Tech School Committee (“SBC”) consists of several District and School employees/officials and members of the Communities for the purpose of generally monitoring the MSBA Application process and to advise the South Shore Regional Vocational Technical School District during the construction of the Project.
Sandra Baldner – Principal
Keith Boyle – Vocational Director
George Cooney – Cohasset
James Coughlin – Treasurer, School Committee Secretary
James Harding – Director of Building and Grounds
Robert P. Heywood – Hanover, Committee Chair
Thomas Hickey – Superintendent, Director
Robert Mahoney – Rockland
Jack Manning – Scituate
Robert Mello – Vocational Coordinator, Dean of Students
Dustin Reardon – Norwell
Frank Molla Jr. – Hanson
Thomas A. Petruzzelli – Abington
Daniel Salvucci – Whitman
Massachusetts Schools Building Authority (“MSBA”)
The Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”) is a quasi-independent government authority created to reform the process of funding capital improvement projects in the Commonwealth’s public schools. The MSBA strives to work with local communities to create affordable, sustainable, and energy efficient schools across Massachusetts.
The MSBA’s grant program for school building construction and renovation projects is a non-entitlement competitive program. The MSBA’s Board of Directors approves grants based on need and urgency as expressed by the City, Town, Regional School District or independent agricultural and technical school and validated by the MSBA.
The MSBA, which has a dedicated revenue stream of one penny of the state’s 6.25-percent sales tax, has made more than $15.1 billion in reimbursements to cities, towns, and regional school districts for school construction projects through the MSBA’s online Pro-Pay System.
LeftField – Owners Project Manager (“OPM”)
LEFTFIELD is an Owner’s Representative and Project Management firm, established in 2007. We specialize in owners project management services and have significant experience in the public sector, working with municipalities and building authorities. Leftfield’s staff has managed over $1.5 billion in MSBA-funded projects since MSBA’s inception in 2004. As Owners Project Managers, we work in conjunction with the Owner serving as an extension of their staff. Our primary role is to protect the Owner’s interests, to ensure that the Owner is well-served and that the established goals and objectives are met in the most efficient manner, physically and fiscally.
LEFTFIELD is well-versed in all phases of project management: planning, feasibility, preconstruction, design, bidding, construction, commissioning, and close-out. We have significant experience in working on both design-bid-build construction contract methodologies as well as with the Construction Management at-Risk (CM at-Risk) approach. In addition to managing the design and construction of a project, LEFTFIELD has been instrumental in assisting owners with the acceptance and turnover of buildings from construction to operations.
MCPPO – Principal In Charge
MCPPO – Project Director
MCPPO, CSL, LEED, OSHA – Senior Project Manager
Lynn Stapleton, MCPPO
LEED, OSHA, AIA – Project Advisor
Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc. (DRA) – Project Architect
DRA is one of New England’s recognized leaders in the design of public schools and is perhaps the foremost architectural firm in the planning, design, and construction of career/vocational technical schools in Massachusetts. The depth of our experience is exhibited in over 80 educational projects in the last seven years alone, including 14 high school projects, eight of which were Career-Technical Schools.
Our involvement with the District began in 2017 with the development of a Facilities Master Plan which supported the District’s Statement of Interest and ultimately led to this project with the MSBA. Our involvement continued with several “house doctor” and on-call assignments with South Shore Tech including the addition of a Horticultural greenhouse, security and entrance upgrades, athletic locker rooms, and a window replacement project. DRA’s collaboration with South Shore Tech continues to today with our current assistance to the District with improvements to their Culinary Arts and Carpentry programs. We believe our work to date signifies our dedication to South Shore and exemplifies DRA’s philosophy of developing clients not just projects. We are excited to continue our successful partnership with the District by providing an educationally appropriate, cost-effective design solution that supports the educational vision, attains the District’s aspirations, and maintains their budgetary requirements.
Carl R. Franceschi
AIA, LEED AP BD+C, MCPPO Principal in Charge
MCPPO, Project Manager
AIA, Project Architect