Pickering Middle School

Building Project

Project Team

School Building Committee (“SBC”)

The Pickering Middle School Building Committee (“SBC”) is made up of the Pickering Middle School Advisory Committee which consists of City and School employees/officials and members of the Community for the purpose of generally monitoring the MSBA Application process and to advise the City of Lynn during the construction of the Project.

Jared Nicholson Chair – Mayor, City of Lynn

Brian Castellanos Member – Lynn School Committee Member

Evonne Alvarez Superintendent of Schools – Lynn Public Schools

Dianna Chakoutis City Councilor – Ward 5

Flory Makuwa Construction Supervisor – Zoning Board of Appeals ( ZBA) Member

Jessica Gerado Teacher and Parent – Lynn Public Schools

Jim Ridley Former Principal – Lynn Public Schools

Joseph Smart Deputy Building Commissioner – Inspectional Services

Karyn Miller Teacher – Masconomet Regional – Lynn Public Schools Parent

Kevin Rittershaus Principal – Pickering Middle School

Lauren Drago Associate Planner – City of Lynn

Lorraine Gately Member – Lynn School Committee

Michael Bertino Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – City of Lynn

Michael Donovan Chief – Inspectional Services

Debra Ruggiero Deputy Superintendent  – Lynn Public Schools

Peter Kolokithas Professional Engineer – Lynn Public Schools Parent

Rich Marlin Legislative Director – Mass Building Trades Council

Brian LaPierre City Councilor – Councilor at Large

Tom Mannion Retired Member – IBEW Local 103

Tom McGee Former Mayor – City of Lynn

Peter Meaney City Councilor – Ward 1

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.

Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Website

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.

LeftField Project Management Website

Jim Rogers

MCPPO – Principal In Charge

Lynn Stapleton, MCPPO

LEED, OSHA, AIA – Project Director

Craig DiCarlo

 AIA, LEED BD+C, MCPPO – Senior Project Manager

Raymond Design Associates – Architect

As a firm, RDA’s focus is on delivering value: Architecture that inspires a sense of community at an affordable price. Learning environments (like students) must be able to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. We design flexible, easy-to-maintain, energy-efficient schools that stand the test of time. At the same time, we know that cities and towns across the Commonwealth are grappling with the financial realities of aging infrastructure and omnipresent demands on their limited funding, and we understand full well that our job is to deliver maximum “Return on Investment” (ROI) for the projects we undertake.

The design of a school plays an important role in supporting students as they begin their journey as life-long learners. Our learning environments provide for differentiated instruction, curriculum innovation, and changes in pedagogy. Together with our district and stakeholder partners , we facilitate smart decisions about how your building is configured, identify appropriate program adjacencies, and recommend furnishings, technologies, and building systems that facilitate inspired learning.

Raymond Design Associates Website

Gene Raymond


Steve Watchhorn

Project Manager

Steve Lamothe

Project Designer

Consigli Construction Co., IncCONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM)

Consigli Construction Co., Inc. is a leading construction manager in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic servicing clients across all markets, including academic, health care, life sciences, institutional, energy, corporate and federal. Founded in 1905, Consigli is now a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) company, providing its people a direct benefit of its success and creating a culture of accountability. The company has offices in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Maine, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina and the Caribbean. Consigli has received numerous awards for its craftsmanship and employment practices, including consistent national recognition as a Forbes Best Employer. 

​ For more information, visit consigli.com and follow us on LinkedIn.


Consigli Construction Website

Jim Hervol

Project Executive

Kristy Lyons

Senior Pre-construction Manager

Tim Ericson

Chief Estimator

Scott Ellis

Senior Estimator

Dave Gorman

Senior Superintendent

Brandon Moseley

Project Manager