The City of Lowell submitted a successful statement of interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for Lowell High School in April 2014. Since that time, the City has progressed to Module III of the process, otherwise known as the Feasibility Study Stage. The City hired the Owner's Project Manager, Skanska USA Building, Inc., in April 2016. The Architect, Perkins Eastman, was hired in July 2016.

During the Feasibility Study, the district and its team of OPM Skanska and designer Perkins Eastman collaborated with the MSBA to generate an initial space summary, document existing conditions, establish design parameters, develop and evaluate alternatives, and recommend the most cost effective and educationally appropriate solution to the MSBA Board of Directors. The Feasibility Study is broken into two parts the Preliminary Design Program (PDP). The PDP submission was made to the MSBA in February 2017. The PSR is currently underway for submission to the MSBA in June 2017.

The SBC voted to select four out of ten possible design options that include the current location as well as two alternative sites. The committee voted to move forward with the full renovation at the existing site, addition/renovation option 2, addition/renovation option 3 and the new school at the Cawley site. The district will narrow the site selection down to one preferred option within the coming months. 
​For more information on the process, please visit the Massachusetts School Building Authority website.
Disclaimer: As with every construction project, the scope, design, schedule, and costs are all subject to change as the project progresses. This website contains planning and design materials which reflect a fluid work-in-progress and an ever-evolving design that should not be construed to be “final” as they are subject to modification.