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10/5/2018 - School Building Comm. Selects Architect

TOWN MANAGER’S OFFICE
TOWN OF MANSFIELD
4 SOUTH EAGLEVILLE ROAD
MANSFIELD, CT 06268

 

SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE SELECTS ARCHITECT


The Mansfield School Building Committee, established by the Town Council in April 2018, unanimously voted to select TSKP Studio for architectural services during the pre-referendum phase of the new elementary school project.

“We were very impressed by the presentation from TSKP Studio,” said Randy Walikonis, Chair of the School Building Committee.  “The selection of this architectural firm is a significant step in the process for choosing a site and creating a conceptual design for a new school.”

TSKP brings 50 years of public school design experience to the process, with many elementary schools successfully designed and built in the last several years. 

TSKP touted their goals with elementary school design as those being in concert with the district’s, being a child-friendly facility that has a small-scale feel, is bright and inviting, flexible for multiple educational uses, integrates with the surrounding ecosystem and community, and is sustainable.

Mansfield Superintendent Kelly Lyman appreciated TSKP’s value. “TSKP Studios understood the desires of our community and addressed each of our goals with innovative and lasting design ideas that will support our instructional programs,” said Lyman.  “The possibilities are exciting.”

                The Town’s owner’s representative for the elementary school project, Colliers International, will now work closely with TSKP to meet the many milestones of the project as well as determine the best community engagement approach on school design input.  If approved by the Town Council, a referendum on the project will be in November 2019.

                “All the architects interviewed had value for this project,” stated Town Manager Derrik Kennedy.  “However, TSKP Studios displayed a passion for positive school design that the Committee felt would come through with an inspiring and lasting product.”

                Information regarding the School Building Committee meetings and the project can be found on both the Town (www.mansfieldct.gov) and the Mansfield Board of Education (www.mansfieldct.org/schools) websites.

Questions and requests for more information regarding this issue may be directed to the Town Manager’s Office at (860) 429-3336 or at townmngr@mansfieldct.org.