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.
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
Lynn Stapleton, MCPPO
LEED, OSHA, AIA – Project Director
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.
Consigli Construction Co., Inc – CONSTRUCTION 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.
Senior Pre-construction Manager