RTSD administration and the School Board have been investigating infrastructure upgrades to Radnor High School’s athletics facilities that would ensure ADA accessibiility and enhance wellness for the entire Radnor community -- students, parents, and residents. The investigation into upgrades to the facilities began in earnest in Nov. 2016 with the realization that the bleachers at Prevost Field, which hosts many athletic and band activities, needed to be replaced to meet ADA accessibility requirements and to address other structural issues. Read more from the Superintendent.
April 28, 2020
At the April 28 business meeting of the School Board, the Board approved the Schematic Design for Land Use Development as developed by Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects for the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastructure Project. (View agenda item here.) The Board also approved the agreement between RTSD and Fidevia, LLC , for Fidevia to serve as Construction Management Firm for the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastructure Project for Preconstruction and Bidding services. (View agenda item here.)
April 21, 2020
At the April 21 Virtual Facilities Committee Meeting of the Whole Board, the committee reviewed and discussed the 3-D schematic design animation as presented by representatives from Breslin Architects. The committee also discussed the hiring of Fidevia as the construction management firm for the project. The committee agreed to move both items to the full Board for review and recommended approval at the April 28 Virtual Board Meeting.
April 18, 2020
The following materials and resources for the April 21 Facilities Committee Meeting were made available on the RTSD BoardDocs website on Friday, April 18 :
April 15, 2020
A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place April 15. Also on the call were representatives from Breslin Architects and ELA Sports. Much of the meeting was devoted to a review of advanced 3-D schematic computer drawings of the proposed renovations in preparation for moving forward the drawings for review at the April 21 Facilities Committee Meeting.
April 2, 2020
A virtual meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee via Zoom took place April 2. Also on the call were representatives from Breslin Architects and ELA Sports. Much of the meeting was devoted to a review of initial 3-D schematic computer drawings of the proposed renovations, a sampling of which can be viewed below. Please note, the designs are preliminary and much discussion, among the committee and publicly, will take place prior to a finalization of design plans.
March 12, 2020
A meeting of the RHS ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastrucuture Project Committee took place at the Adminisitration Building on March 12.
February 25, 2020
As part of the 2019-20 District Goals, the Board set a district Priority Project to develop a long term RTSD facilities plan that reflects enrollment, program needs and building requirements. Following the recommendation of administration, the district took another step toward this goal when the Board approved Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects to conduct a district-wide feasibility study at its Feb. 25 monthly business meeting. The study will include:
- An overview of the district that considers such factors as geography and population
- Analysis of district-wide and building-level projected enrollment
- A complete assessment of the physical condition and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems of our five school buildings, the Administrative Building, and the Maintenance Department
- EPA Energy Portfolio surveys of each building
- Estimated costs to perform any necessary repairs and upgrades at each building to meet current regulatory standards
- With the district's help, preparation of education specifications, including a general description of the district's education program that considers functionality of typical learning spaces, technology advancements, and any special facility needs.
- An analysis of each building’s PDE standard and functional capacities
- An evaluation of each building’s performance as it relates to the educational program
- Development of options that address educational program goals and enrollment changes, describing the associated advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as the needs at the Administration Building
- An analysis of options, including construction cost estimates, phasing, and project schedule
January 21, 2020
Committee approves recommendation to contract with ELA Group for completion and submission of a preliminary plan for PennDot approval of an access road on RHS campus. Committee approves recommendation of the solicitor review contract with Breslin Architects for ADA Accessibility and Wellness Infrastructure Project.
December 17, 2019
At the regular monthly meeting of the School Board on Dec. 17, the Board approved the recommendation of the project's Steering Committee to move forward with the project at a projected cost of $24,521,192 and directed the district's administration and solicitor to negotiate an agreement, subject to Board approval, with Breslin Architects to prepare the design and bidding document for the Project (view overview presentation; view bond financing presentation/materials; view agenda item;).
December 11, 2019
Administration invited all swimmers and divers to a meeting during Community Period to provide information specifically about the project as it relates to the pool. Approximately 20 students attended
December 3, 4 and 5, 2019
All members of the Radnor community were invited to tour the areas of the Radnor High School athletics facilities being considered for renovations and remodeling, including Prevost Field, Encke Field, and the pool/natatorium.
November 19, 2019
At its regular monthly business meeting, the School Board heard from the project's Steering Committee and Breslin Architects regarding the proposed construction project design at RHS. The Board plans to convene another meeting in the near future to further discuss the project to allow for additional time to review the information presented. View video | View updated presentation (posted Nov. 22)
October 22, 2019
At its regular monthly business meeting, the School Board approved contracts with Vortex Environmental, Inc. for environmental consulting services for Radnor High School and Land Grant Surveyors for a boundary and topography study for Radnor High School View Agenda Item
September 10, 2019
An update on RHS Athletic Infrastructure Project provided at School Board Facilities Committee meeting. The committee was informed that the RHS Athletic Infrastructure Project Committee will meet on September 12, 2019 and September 19, 2019 with the architect, Breslin Rydyard Fadero, to continue the discussion about the scope of the project. View Video
August 24, 2019
At its regular monthly business meeting, the School Board approved a proposal from Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architect to prepare Construction Project Options based on the most recent Radnor High School Athletic Facilities Feasibility Study completed in May 2019 at a cost not to exceed $24,000 without written permission, plus reimbursable expenses. (View agenda item)
April 25, 2019
Steering Committee Meetings #7– Review of Proposed Concepts
April 4, 2019
Steering Committee Meetings #6 – Review of Proposed Concepts
March 26, 2019
Steering Committee Meeting #5 – Review of Proposed Concepts
March and April 2019
Student input solicited
February 19, 2019
Steering Committee Meeting #4 – Review of Proposed Concepts
January 10, 2019
Steering Committee Meeting #3 – Review Public Comment
November 12, 2018
Approximately 40 parents and community members attended a feedback session on November 12 to share their thoughts regarding this process and project.
November 5, 2018
Approximately 20 parents and community members attended a feedback session on November 5 to share their thoughts regarding this process and project.
- Initial data gathering by The Schrader Group
- Steering Committee Meeting #1 – Project Launch
- Steering Committee Meeting #2 – Public Meeting Preparation
- Initial data gathering by The Schrader Group
September 11, 2019
At School Board Facilities Committee meeting, recommendation that architect firm The Schrader Group be approved to develop a master plan.
August 21, 2018
At School Board Facilities Committee meeting, administration reports bleacher companies could not bid on project because of ADA access issues around the site and apparent condition of the retaining wall underneath bleachers.
April 10, 2018
At School Board Facilities Committee meeting, administration requests two-prong approach: contact bleacher companies while retaining architect to examine other improvements in coordination with bleacher installation.
March 6, 2018
At School Board Facilities Committee meeting, Facilities Committee tables all proposals from architects, questions need for architect to do bleacher install, and requests administration contact bleacher companies to do bleacher install.
February 12, 2018
At RFP Pre-Proposal Meeting, five architects were interviewed to provide analysis for three phases: 1. Prevost bleachers; 2. Encke bleachers; and 3. Team rooms, concession stand, and bathroom options.
October 10, 2017
At School Board Facilities Committee meeting, committee approves obtaining RFPs from architects for design of bleachers at RHS fields.
January 10, 2017
At School Board Facilities Commiteee meeting, report provided on tours of neighboring school facilities and administrative request for broader vision, including replacement of Prevost Field home bleachers and Encke Field bleachers; full ADA compliance; and addition of team rooms, bathrooms, storage rooms, and concession stand.
November 16, 2016
At School Board Facilities Commiteee meeting, administration reports Prevost Field home bleachers must be replaced and are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Sarah Dunn - RTSD School Board Member, Chairwoman of Facilities Committee
Kenneth E. Batchelor - RTSD Superintendent
Bill Dolan - RTSD Acting Director of Operations
Sue Addis - RTSD Parent
Dan Bechtold - RTSD Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning
Stephen Behrens - Breslin Architects
Jeff Boujoukos - RTSD Parent
Hugh Cadzow - ELA Sport
Michelle Diekow - RTSD Business Administrator
Mike Friel - RHS Athletic Director
Chris Henkel - RHS Student
Tim Henkel - RHS Parent
PT Kevgas - RHS Principal
Mike Miller - Former RTSD School Board Member and Chairman of Facilities Committee
Nancy Monahan - RTSD School Board Member
Michael Petitti - RTSD Director of Communications
Tom Robinson - RHS Swimming Coach
Katie Samson - RHS Alumna and Hall of Fame Member
Todd Stitzel - RTSD Director of Human Resources