In the spring of 2015, the high school commissioned studies to investigate the state of the facilities. Areas in need of repair, renovation, upgrading, and transformation are highlighted in the studies. Tappé Architects is currently incorporating all of these studies into a building-wide space needs study.
In May 2015, Russo-Barr performed a limited investigation of the building envelope. This investigation consisted of an exterior visual inspection of all walls, windows and doors, conducted from the ground and the roofs. Some interior visual inspections were also conducted. This report documents their findings and includes recommendations for repairs and a detailed construction cost estimate.
HVAC Systems Evaluation | June 2015 | BLW Engineers
In a June, 2015 study of the existing HVAC systems, BLW Engineers found that the majority, if not all, of the HVAC equipment in the building has exceeded its expected operational life, is in various states of disrepair and is in need of replacement. The report includes recommendations for immediate recommendations for building systems improvement, as well as long-term recommendations followed by cost estimates.
Track Investigation Summary Report | March 2015 | CHA Design/Construction
In March, 2015, CHA found that the current track re-surfacing condition has reached its end of life and recommended a full reconstruction of the track. Several features of the existing track venue are deemed inadequate from a program /operations perspective and require improvements. The report includes a study of existing conditions, consideration of facility improvement options, and cost-estimates.
Global Learning Center Study | October 2015 | Fielding Nair Associates
In spring of 2015, Fielding Nair International studied the existing library and used their findings as well as recommendations from a library improvement committee of students, staff and community members to envision how the library should be updated to be a suite of learning spaces to better support the needs of the school. The report includes a 3D Walkthrough, a Conceptual Design, and cost-estimates.
“School Leaders Asked to Renovate High School to Fit 21st Century Vision.” Martha’s Vineyard Times, January 13, 2016.
“High School Leaders Begin to Grapple With Ailing Facility Needs.” Vineyard Gazette, December 1, 2015.
“MVRHS Facilities Subcommittee Proposes Short-Term HVAC Repairs.” Martha’s Vineyard Times, November 11, 2015.
“MVRHS Committee Approves $350,000 for Immediate HVAC Repairs.” Martha’s Vineyard Times, November 24, 2015.
“Replacement of High School HVAC System has $4.8 Million Price Tag.” Martha’s Vineyard Times, October 21, 2015.