Fall Brook Elementary School

Building Project

Project Team

Fall Brook Building Committee (“FBBC”)

The Fall Brook Building Committee (“FBBC”) consists of City and School employees/officials and members of the Community for the purpose of generally monitoring the MSBA Application process and to advise the City of Leominster during the construction of the Project.

Mr. Peter Angelini – City Councilor

Mr. Mark Bodanza  – City Councilor

Mr. Greg Chapdelaine – City Purchasing Agent

Mr. Bill Charpentier – City Building Inspector

Ms. Paula Deacon – Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Steven Mammone – Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Mayor Dean Mazzarella, Chair – Mayor of the City of Leominster

Ms. Melanie Mikels – School Business Manager

Mr. Elliot Nadeau – School Facilities Director

Ms. Jennifer Reddington – City Comptroller

Mr. Brandon Robbins – City Councilor

Mr. Jeffrey Sullivan – Fall Brook Elementary School Principal

Mr. Gregory Thomas – School Committee member

Mr. James Whitney – Member with construction experience

Massachusetts Schools Building Authority (“MSBA”)

The Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”) is a quasi-independent government authority created to reform the process of funding capital improvement projects in the Commonwealth’s public schools. The MSBA strives to work with local communities to create affordable, sustainable, and energy efficient schools across Massachusetts.

The MSBA’s grant program for school building construction and renovation projects is a non-entitlement competitive program. The MSBA’s Board of Directors approves grants based on need and urgency as expressed by the City, Town, Regional School District or independent agricultural and technical school and validated by the MSBA.

The MSBA, which has a dedicated revenue stream of one penny of the state’s 6.25-percent sales tax, has made more than $15.1 billion in reimbursements to cities, towns, and regional school districts for school construction projects through the MSBA’s online Pro-Pay System.

For more information go to www.massschoolbuildings.org

LeftField – Owner’s Project Manager (“OPM”)

LEFTFIELD is an Owner’s Representative and Project Management firm, established in 2007. We specialize in owners project management services and have significant experience in the public sector, working with municipalities and building authorities. Leftfield’s staff has managed over $2.6 billion in MSBA-funded projects since MSBA’s inception in 2004. As Owners Project Managers, we work in conjunction with the Owner serving as an extension of their staff. Our primary role is to protect the Owner’s interests, to ensure that the Owner is well-served and that the established goals and objectives are met in the most efficient manner, physically and fiscally.

LEFTFIELD is well-versed in all phases of project management: planning, feasibility, preconstruction, design, bidding, construction, commissioning, and close-out. We have significant experience in working on both design-bid-build construction contract methodologies as well as with the Construction Management at-Risk (CM at-Risk) approach. In addition to managing the design and construction of a project, LEFTFIELD has been instrumental in assisting owners with the acceptance and turnover of buildings from construction to operations.

For more information go to www.leftfieldpm.com


Jim Rogers, MCPPO

Principal in Charge

Craig DiCarlo, MCPPO, LEED AP, AIA

Project Director

Linda Liporto, MCPPO, LEED, CSL, OSHA

Senior Project Manager

Adele Sands

Education Liaison

Bernie Melone, OSHA

Site Representative

Jay Faxon

MEP Specialist

Sally Rogers

ProPay Administrator

MDS/Miller Dyer Spears Architects – Designer

MDS/Miller Dyer Spears is an architecture, planning and interior design firm creating environments that drive change. Based in Boston, we work with leading institutions, schools, public agencies, non-profit organizations, developers, and communities. What sets our firm apart is our proactive design approach that seeks to enrich the experience of all who will occupy the buildings and spaces we create.

Our firm was established in 1993 and is a Women Business Enterprise (WBE), certified by the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office. We recognize a talented and diverse staff is essential to the success of our planning and design projects and are proud these values are reflected in all levels of our firm.

Contributing a wide range of design expertise, our accomplished staff include accredited professionals in LEED, WELL, Evidence-Based Design and Passive House Design. Our team also includes Specifications Writers, Certified Documents Technologists, and a range of technical architects who bring third‑party oversight and quality assurance to our projects.

For more information go to www.mds-bos.com



Principal in Charge


Project Manager

Danyul Cho, AIA, MCPPO

Project Architect

Amy MacKrell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Design Principal


Educational Planner


Feasibility Study - Module 3

The project team has now been established through the Fall Brook Building Committee and the Designer Selection Panel process. With the project team complete, the project now moves in to Feasiblity Study, starting with educational programming and intense studying of the existing building and site. The next step in the process was to complete the first submission known as the Preliminary Design Program (PDP) that was submitted to the MSBA for review on April 12. The next step is now to work on the Preferred Schematic Report (PSR) which is targeted for August 29. This report summarizes the preferred site and building option.