concept art of Oliver Building

Presentation to Prospect Hill Historic District Commission

To see a presentation from meeting sharing progress on the Oliver School Building project, click Design Updates Meeting Presentation

Oliver School Building Project

Design Presentations to Oliver Elementary School Building Committee

Slide presented at the Oliver Elementary School Building Committee Meeting

Oliver Partnership School Presentation to Lawrence Alliance for Education

Slide presented at the Lawrence Alliance for Education Meeting.

Massachusetts School Building Authority Project Submissions

Project Milestone MSBA Submissions

Design Documents

A diagram of how space will be allocated for each program.

Oliver Community Workshop - September 23, 2019

Slide from the Community Workshop held on September 23, 2019 where a group meet to work out goals, teaching and learning, design patterns and possibilities, and site selections.

Visioning Meeting - September 23, 2019

Slide from the Visioning Meeting held on September 23, 2019 that shows the plans for the concepts and diagrams of the building projects.

Workshop One Overview and Notes - June 6, 2019

On June 6, 2019, a group of approximately 25 Lawrence Public Schools, OPS and UAO administrative leaders, teachers, students, parents, and community partners participated in an Educational Visioning Workshop run by New Vista Design and SMMA. The workshop was the first of a number of anticipated collaborative sessions designed to inform the Oliver Partnership School Feasibility Study and design process. Participants were led through a step-by-step visioning process aimed at capturing their best thinking about OPS’s and UAO’s current and future educational goals and priorities, and connecting them to best practices and possibilities in innovative school facility design.

Meeting Minutes

Available for translation upon request.

Glossary of Terms

This glossary is intended for individuals associated with or interested in the planning and design of school facilities (School Committees, politicians, the interested public) who may not be familiar with terms currently used by educators, educational planners and architects. Definitions are kept short. For some terms, you may choose to obtain deeper definitions or examples.

Oliver Elementary School Building Committee Members

  • Mayor Brian DePeña, Chair

  • Cynthia Paris, LPS, Superintendent

  • Odanis Hernandez, LPS, Chief Operating Officer

  • Masiel Jordan, LPS, Chief Financial Officer

  • Milagros Puello, City of Lawrence Water Commissioner

  • Walter Callahan, LPS, Director of Procurement

  • Timothy Caron, LPS, Manager Facilities & Plant

  • Shalimar Quiles, Principal Oliver Partnership School

  • Jessica Deimel, Principal UP Academy Oliver School

  • Enrique Matos, Lawrence School Committee Member

  • Stephany Infante, Resident, Greater Lawrence Technical School

  • Lesly Melendez, Resident, Groundwork Lawrence

  • Frank Moran, Resident, Licensed Realtor


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Poster with information on the project and what it entails.

Community Outreach Poster English | Spanish