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Association 4 Learning Environments - 2023 New England Chapter Event May Tour

This is a sponsored event by Association 4 Learning Environments.

2023 New England Chapter Event May Tour

Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School
758 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Meet at the main entrance of the building

Tour Guide: Greg Joynt AIA, KBA Architects

Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School serves 628 students in grades 9-12 from 9 sending communities. The school supports 18 CTE programs and is designed into two small learning communities which form the basis of the building design.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand career cluster curriculum model.
• Understand how the design of Minuteman harnesses the career clusters for efficiency and collaboration.
• Understand how delivery and community connections affect building layout and design.
• Learn about CTE interdisciplinary relationships supported by physical adjacencies.

Sustainable Strategies / Solutions:
The facility is LEED Silver anticipated. A secure courtyard provides sunlight, air and views deep into the school. Sustainable features include sustainable materials, enhanced rainwater management and reduced energy use. Onsite renewable energy will be generated by a photovoltaic array paired with a peak shaving battery system. The school is built on the existing site and includes an athletic complex. Exterior materials of wood and stone compliment an adjacent national park.

Innovative Strategies / Solutions:
Innovative building components include a Technology Office of Innovation Lab and breakout spaces in each academic wing to encourage collaborative learning. A multi-media engineering lab/auditorium was designed to teach operations found in a professional theater environment.

How Does the School Fit into the Community:
The Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District has nine member towns effective July 1, 2020: Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham, and Stow.

Project Team:
Architect of Record & Landscape Architect: Kaestle Boos Associates Inc.
Structural Engineer: Odeh Engineers, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: BVH Integrated Services, a SALAS O’BRIEN company
Civil Engineer: Samiotes Consultants, Inc.
Contractor: Gilbane Building Company
Owner: Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District