LPA|A takes a comprehensive approach to feasibility studies, working closely with owners to analyze needs; carefully considering site, program and geographic conditions; and providing a ranked set of options to move forward. LPA|A has earned a reputation for strong and reliable feasibility studies that owners can confidently bring to trustees, constituents and funders to garner support for their project plans.
Developing the Tools to Secure Funding
LPA utilized a four-part process of documenting existing conditions, verifying needs and objectives, developing options and recommendations, and refining the preferred option in order to provide the Town of Westborough with the plan and communications tools to apply for and secure funding through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Fine Arts Study for the College of the Holy Cross
Recognizing a student interest in arts curriculum and programming, the College of the Holy Cross asked LPA|A to study their fine arts facilities, seeking to elevate the theater, music and visual arts departments. The plan looked at three buildings and detailed options and priorities that the school used as a basis for allocating resources. Phasing considerations were made to limit the impact on the student experience during construction. Holy Cross has since renovated the Brooks Concert Hall and the Millard Arts Department.
“The Town of West Boylston recently underwent a feasibility study for multiple municipal buildings (town hall, senior center, DPW garage, Police and Fire Stations). Lamoureux Pagano Associates were patient and understanding with us and greatly helped us through the process, providing the town with multiple options for dealing with our building issues. They took a structured approach with our Municipal Building Committee, devised a timeline for completion, and worked diligently to that timeframe.”
Town of Shrewsbury Plan and Resulting Projects
LPA|A worked with the Town of Shrewsbury to develop the 1997 Master Plan for the district, which has informed their construction priorities for the past 20+ years. The recent groundbreaking of the Beal Elementary School marked a key milestone for LPA|A’s fifth school construction project all aligned with the master plan. The town is once again working with LPA|A to update the master plan for the next 20 years.
In Service to Our Community
LPA|A contracted with the Worcester nonprofit Girls Inc. to develop a capital improvements master plan in 2014, providing them with a set of priorities, a budget from which to develop a capital campaign and the graphics needed to communicate their vision to potential donors and grantmaking organizations. As a result of LPA|A’s involvement with the nonprofit, Christina Bazelmans has additionally volunteered her time with the organization, as their work and their mission resonated with her.