JCJ Architecture was selected by the City of Haverhill to evaluate options for the Caleb Dustin Hunking School; the existing facility has experienced serious structural deficiencies requiring temporary repairs that necessitated the City to have a plan to be in place for full renovation, partial demolition/addition or a build new option.

JCJ led a process that evaluated the Town’s options for rehabilitation of the existing building, relocation of the program to another site or feasibility of construction of a new school on the existing site. The subsequent “preferred option” was for a 148,000 square foot new building designed to accommodate a 1,005 student population (grades K-8) on the existing Hunking site. The Feasibility Study included: site development plan, environmental assessment, geotechnical assessment, code analysis, utility analysis, schematic building floor plans, schematic exterior building elevations, narrative building systems descriptions, LEED-S scorecard, outline specifications, cost estimates, project schedule and proposed total project budget.

JCJ completed a comprehensive project feasibility study which presented possible options for development. The preferred option was put before voters and approved in June of 2014 by a 3:1 margin.