We are thrilled to announce that HMFH has been selected as the designer for Franklin Elementary School, where we will build upon our previous work from a comprehensive public school master plan completed for the City of Newton in 2011. In the initial phase of the project, HMFH will facilitate a visioning process and building assessment to inform multiple design options and ensure that the school project developed meets the educational and facility needs of the Franklin School community.
HMFH is known for its excellence in educational planning, community process, and sustainable design. We are excited to be working with them to determine the best path forward for Franklin and its community.
To better understand the enrollment, space demands, and physical challenges at Franklin Elementary School, HMFH is beginning with a pre-feasibility phase that includes a facilities assessment, establishment of educational programmatic needs, and development of alternative conceptual design. Moreover, each alternative concept will address educational needs, neighborhood context, and healthy and sustainable principles.
HMFH is well-known for its ability and commitment to engage stakeholders by leading comprehensive community processes. In September, HMFH and New Vista Design will facilitate educational visioning sessions with the Franklin community to assure the program meets the priorities and needs specific to its students, faculty, staff, and parents.”