----- Meeting Notes (11/15/13 09:36) -----#2 ANTICIPATE THE FUTURE. . . OF EDUCATION.CLASROOMSSUMMER PROGRAMS ETC.
----- Meeting Notes (11/15/13 09:36) -----WE WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING GOALSALUMS OF THE FUTURE. KNOCK DOWN THE OLD BUILDINGSENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENTONGOING PROCESS. . .BELONGING CONTINUITYPLACESEROIUSNESS ABOUT MAINTIAN TRADITION DOING OUR PART IN THE LARGER WORLD. LINK BT. GENERATIONS. FRAGMENTATION OF FAMILY/COMMUNITY TIES.SUPPORTS OUR CORE VALUES.
Open Gates Ron Cino, Dec 3rd 2013
T H E WA L K E R R E N O VAT I O N
RON CINO, HEAD OF SCHOOL
BALANCING COMPETING CONCERNS . . .
Goal 3 of WA’s Strategic Plan: By 2014, Worcester Academy will assess,
support, and sustain its community and educational programs through
exemplary institutional systems and practices.
. . . A COMPLEX PROJECT. . . .
Phase One: March 1-May 1, 2013
The renovation of the lower level of Kellner and the relocation of Information
Services. Student Life offices and activities will continue uninterrupted on the
Phase Two: Late May-Late August, 2013
Demolition and reconstruction of lower two levels of Walker Hall; installation of
exterior ramp for accessibility; installation of elevator that will service both Walker
and the Megaron; installation of new HVAC system; installation of new restrooms
on each of the top three floors.
[During the 2013-2014 academic year, we will have full use of the top three floors in
Walker, but we will have no access to the bottom two floors. We will use
temporary spaces to accommodate the arts classes and other school functions
that normally take place on these levels.]
Phase Three: Late May-Late August, 2014
Demolition and reconstruction of classroom and office spaces; installation of new
windows; installation of building systems.
BALANCING AND PRESERVING . . .
• The Walker Project symbolizes the
essence of an action-oriented, real-world
education (we are making a difference in
terms of creating a greener future)
• Preserving the building is part of our
attempt at creating a sense of place, a
sense of community
AND—MOST IMPORTANT—A SENSE OF
As President Kennedy said in his inaugural address more than 50 years
ago. . . “the torch has been passed to a new generation.”
THE BUILDING SYMBOLIZE THE IDEAL OF
The Walker Project is the embodiment of
that commitment to the vitality and success
of WA’s students—now and in the future—
and a tradition of molding good citizenship.