William H. Galvin

Middle School Project

Project Team

School Building Committee (“SBC”)

The Galvin Middle School Committee (“SBC”) consists of several District and School employees/officials and members of the Communities for the purpose of generally monitoring the MSBA Application process and to advise the Canton School District during the construction of the Project.

Derek Folan, Chair
Bob Benedetti
David Buccelli
John Connolly
Charles Doody
Tom Keleher
Mike Loughran
Stephen Marshall
Bob McCarthy
Kristian Merenda
Jonathan Mulhern
Tina Perez
Randy Scollins
Sarah Shannon
Andrea Stuart
Lou Tarmy
Amy Tom


Massachusetts Schools Building Authority (“MSBA”)

The Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”) is a quasi-independent government authority created to reform the process of funding capital improvement projects in the Commonwealth’s public schools. The MSBA strives to work with local communities to create affordable, sustainable, and energy efficient schools across Massachusetts.

The MSBA’s grant program for school building construction and renovation projects is a non-entitlement competitive program. The MSBA’s Board of Directors approves grants based on need and urgency as expressed by the City, Town, Regional School District or independent agricultural and technical school and validated by the MSBA.

The MSBA, which has a dedicated revenue stream of one penny of the state’s 6.25-percent sales tax, has made more than $15.1 billion in reimbursements to cities, towns, and regional school districts for school construction projects through the MSBA’s online Pro-Pay System.

LeftField – Owners Project Manager (“OPM”)               

LEFTFIELD is an Owner’s Representative and Project Management firm, established in 2007. We specialize in owners project management services and have significant experience in the public sector, working with municipalities and building authorities. Leftfield’s staff has managed over $1.5 billion in MSBA-funded projects since MSBA’s inception in 2004. As Owners Project Managers, we work in conjunction with the Owner serving as an extension of their staff. Our primary role is to protect the Owner’s interests, to ensure that the Owner is well-served and that the established goals and objectives are met in the most efficient manner, physically and fiscally.

LEFTFIELD is well-versed in all phases of project management: planning, feasibility, preconstruction, design, bidding, construction, commissioning, and close-out. We have significant experience in working on both design-bid-build construction contract methodologies as well as with the Construction Management at-Risk (CM at-Risk) approach. In addition to managing the design and construction of a project, LEFTFIELD has been instrumental in assisting owners with the acceptance and turnover of buildings from construction to operations.

Jim Rogers

MCPPO – Principal In Charge

Jennifer Carlson

MCPPO – Project Director 

Linda Liporto

MCPPO, CSL, LEED, OSHA – Senior Project Manager

Lynn Stapleton, MCPPO

LEED, OSHA, AIA – Project Advisor

Adele Sands

Educational Liaison

Jay Faxon

MEP Specialist

Ai3 Architects – Project Architect                 

We are a growing and thriving architecture firm laser-focused on what we do best. Finding the best solutions and the most innovative approach, we design schools that enhance learning and create new educational facility standards.

Troy Randall

Partner in Charge of Study & Design, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

James S. Jordan

Partner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Justin P. Thibeault

Principal in Charge of Study & Design, AIA

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Canton Names Consigli as Construction Firm for Galvin Middle School Project

The CM at Risk Subcommittee conducted interviews with the six pre-qualified CM firms on April 22 and April 23 and after deliberations, the committee selected Consigi as the CM for the GMS project.

“Our team is honored to partner with Canton Public Schools, Ai3 Architects and Leftfield Project Management to deliver a new, state-of-the-art school for the current and future children and families served by Galvin Middle School,” said William O’Rourke, Consigli Construction Co., Inc. Project Executive. “Consigli is committed to creating a space for the Canton community that will offer a supportive and inspiring learning environment for many generations to come.”  

Canton Press Release

Feasibility Study Under Way

The project team is now completing the Feasibility Study. Educational visioning and programming has been established, as well as space planning, and the first submission to the MSBA known as the PDP (Preliminary Design Program) was submitted in October 2023. The team then worked on and submitted the PSR (Preferred Schematic Report) on February 5, 2024. In this phase the project options were narrowed down to the preferred option for a building and site layout, an estimated cost was established for that option, and this served as a guide when the project moved forward into schematic design and ultimately a final design.  The Board of Directors for the MSBA vote to have the Galvin Middle School project move into schematic design and the schematic design submission was sent on June 26. Next step is final approval of the project and funding from the Board of Directors at their meeting on August 28, 2024.


School Building Committee Meeting

August 2024 – date TBD


School Committee Meeting

April 11, 2024

School Committee Meeting

March 21, 2024

School Committee Meeting

February 15, 2024 

School Committee Meeting

February 1, 2024

School Committee Meeting

January 18, 2024

Joint School Committee/School Building Committee Meeting

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023 ⋅ 6pm – 7:30pm

Community Forum #4

November 29, 2023

Community Forum #3

November 13, 2023

Community Forum #2

October 25, 2023

Community Forum #1

September 27, 2023