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Mountview Building Project
Alleviate Overcrowding
Mountview is designed to serve 600 students. In 2012–2013, 764 students will attend. Holden will propose a new or renovated middle school based on an 800-student enrollment.To meet state guidelines for an 800-student school, the building’s size must increase by 40% (from 91,000 to 128,000 square feet).
Mountview Building Project Goals
Eliminate Obsolete Spaces
Classrooms and labs, designed nearly 50 years ago, fail to meet minimum 2012 standards. The number and size of classrooms fall far short of MSBA’s guidelines. Labs are undersize, lack basic plumbing, electrical and gas service, and have no prep rooms. The project will upgrade these spaces to meet today’s standards, reconfiguring and equipping them for 21st century instruction.
Mitigate End-of-Life Systems
Every major system in Mountview Middle School is near, at, or beyond its service life, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, roof, and building envelope systems. Inevitably and soon, Holden must repair or replace these costly systems. The project offers the most cost-effective opportunity to deal with this liability. 
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"Each new situation requires a new architecture."

-(Jean Nouvel)
Avoid Inefficiencies and Hazards
Substantial savings in operating costs per square foot can be realized annually with a new boiler and HVAC system in place, single-pane windows are eliminated, new lighting/electrical systems are on line, and insulation meets today’s standards.