Architect says school price is off

The 'Prominent Controlled Main Entrance' of the proposed renovated Miller-Driscoll School.

The ‘Prominent Controlled Main Entrance’ of the proposed renovated Miller-Driscoll School.

A local architect specializing in schools and other government projects said at Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting the town’s price estimates on a Miller-Driscoll renovation are “completely and grossly off.”

Mohammed Ayoub, an associate vice president with HDR Architecture, told the Board of Selectmen the per-square-foot estimates for a renovation of the school are worrying.

According to Turner Construction, the proposed renovation cost for Miller-Driscoll will be $394 per square foot.

Noting that a brand-new hospital, a far more complicated project, comes in around $500 per square foot, Mr. Ayoub said he was worried about the project’s price.

“I think we need a new building, but I am concerned… Your numbers are wrong. Someone has pulled something completely gross and that needs to be fixed,” he said.

News Note: An earlier version of this story misspelled Mr. Ayoub’s first name. It is Mohammed, not Mohamed.

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  • Kevin Hickey

    Thanks Mohammed for your expert insight on this highly questionable 50 million figure pulled out of a hat.

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