Wakefield Memorial High School

Building Project

Project Team

Permanent Building Committee (“PBC”)/School Building Committee (“SBC”)

The Wakefield Permanent Building Committee (“PBC”) oversees all projects for design, construction, reconstruction, renovation, alteration, or enlargement of any building owned by the Town, or undertaken on land owned or leased by the Town of Wakefield.

The PBC has the sole authority to procure engineering and architectural services, award bids for construction, enter into contracts on behalf of the Town with respect to matters within its authority, and administer such contracts in accordance with applicable law.

The Wakefield High School Building Committee (“SBC”) is made up of the Wakefield Permanent Building Committee together with the Wakefield High School Advisory Committee which consists of Town and School employees/officials and members of the Community for the purpose of generally monitoring the MSBA Application process and to advise the Town of Wakefield during the construction of the Project.

Wakefield PBC/SBC Team

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.

Jim Rogers

MCPPO – Principal In Charge

Lynn Stapleton, MCPPO

AIA, MCPPO, LEED, OSHA,  – Project Director

Timothy Baker

MCPPO, OSHA 30 – Project Manager

Linda Liporto

MCPPO, LEED, OSHA, CSL – Senior Project Manager

SMMA – Architect/Designer

Since 1955, SMMA has forged extraordinary relationships with clients, established an enviable record of success, and designed award-winning environments. From our two locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island, we are an employee-owned firm specializing in architecture, engineering, interior design, and site design.

Within each of our areas of practice we seek to lead, inspire, and deliver design excellence. For the last three decades, SMMA has designed/is currently designing 70 K-12 schools. For each school, we create learning environments for the next generation while also making the facilities resources for the communities. Our other markets of expertise include Corporate & Commercial, Federal Government, Higher Education, and Science & Technology. We are thought leaders in the markets we serve, putting processes in place for continuous improvement, knowledge sharing, and project management.

Lorraine Finnegan

AIA, MCPPO, LEED AP – Principal in Charge/Study Project Manager

Helen Fantini

AIA, MCPPO, LEED AP – Design Project Manager/Study Assistant Project Manager

Matt Rice

AIA, MCPPO, LEED AP – Architect

Phil Poinelli

FAIA, ALEP, LEED AP – Educational Programmer