As part of the 2017-2018 Town approved Capital Plan, Greenwich Public Schools administration has contracted with KG+D architects to conduct a feasibility for Cardinal Field.
The purpose of the study is to review possible approaches to repairing and/or improving Cardinal Field and the grounds and facilities surrounding it.
The study will not result in a single plan, but a variety of options for the administration and the Board of Education to consider.
The scope of the feasibility project focuses on health and safety priorities to include ADA access to the facility including parking, bleacher access, structural issues with the existing bleachers, first aid facilities, safe access and security, and required updates and repairs to aging elements of the facility.
In addition, the project will include consideration of possible upgrades of the field area to better serve the needs of the community.
The architects are in the early stages of conducting the feasibility study and are currently running focus groups to gather input from key stakeholders that use the fields.
The broader Greenwich community is welcome to provide feedback via an online form. This feedback will be used to refine and prioritize possible approaches in repairing and/or improving the Cardinal Field facility.
A review of the approaches will be conducted by the Cardinal Field Feasibility Study Committee and the Board of Education through public meetings. Additional public hearing opportunities are available at BOE business meetings. The final approach will involve a number of approvals and permits and will address existing agreements and ordinances.
This process will be led by firm principals, Russell A. Davidson, FAIA and Erik A. Kaeyer, AIA. KG+D is a regional architectural firm who specializes in Educational Facilities and has completed major planning and design projects in Greenwich, Darien, White Plains and Yonkers. Russ Davidson recently served as 2016 National President of the American Institute of Architects. As the leader of this 90,000 member organization he led an effort to advocate for improving America’s Social Infrastructure, especially school buildings. Erik Kaeyer is a third generation Architect and has led the design of many of the firm’s award winning projects.
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