DESIGN GOALS & CONCEPTS
Framing early conceptual design work December though March
As the the Educational Program and early site investigation work nears completion for inclusion in the January PDP submittal to the MSBA , the project team is moving into the conceptual design phase. Before the "New Lynch" can be developed in Schematic Design, the MSBA requires multiple options be studied during the Feasibility Study:
Each project and site presents unique challenges and opportunities. Multiple criteria are considered in evaluating the different Lynch development options including, but not limited to:
Suitability to the site
Accommodation of educational program
Ease of future expansion
Construction Cost / Affordability
Vehicular, Pedestrian, Bicycle Traffic
Need for swing space (unreimbursed cost)
Need for phasing (cost)
Impact on students/learning
Eleven (11) conceptual site & massing options were shared with the EFPBC at its meeting on December 20, 2021 (see matrix of options, below). Of these, six (6) were selected to advance for further study & development. All options were presented on January 10, 2022 at a special EFPBC public webinar. Option R1 (renovation of existing) was eliminated from further consideration as it does not meet the needs (size, configuration) of the educational program. N7 was eliminated due to regulatory restrictions. Other options were dismissed due to phasing or timing contraints-- including completion well past the deadline, into 2026.
Project Goals include
Having weathered multiple costly floods in recent years and with ongoing concern for air quality, climate change and the costs of energy, Winchester is nearing the end of a decade-long flood mitigation program and in 2020 adopted an aggressive Climate Action Plan, seeking significant reductions in greenhouse gases.