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The Future of Schenley High School: A Community Vision Plan

9.0 APPENDICES V. Previous Studies List / Web References

SCHOOL BOARD / SALE OF SCHENLEY RFP for Sale of Schenley High School (with PMC Property Group Bid) Pittsburgh Public Schools, 2011 http://www.pps.k12.pa.us/1431106208495983/lib/1431106208495983/Bids/PMC-Property-GroupBid-Schenley.pdf Schenley High School Summary Report. Schenley High School Task Force. Pittsburgh:Schenley High School Task Force, 2006. http://www.pps.k12.pa.us/pps/lib/pps/Schenley_High_School_Task_Force_Report.pdf Pittsburgh Schenley Pittsburgh Public Schools. Property Description.

MODEL RFPS FOR SCHOOL REUSE Northfield Middle School RFP Northfield, Minnesota Issued February 11, 2002 http://www.smsq.com/MSReport.pdf Highandtown Middle School RFP Baltimore, Maryland Issued May 19, 2008 http://freedownload.is/pdf/request-for-proposals-school-re-use-highlandtown-middle-school-10123136955.html Old Cony High School Augusta, Maine Issued July 16, 2012 http://www.augustamaine.gov/vertical/sites/%7B6E7443C5-2137-4D7A-8C5F7E7A74A5CDFE%7D/uploads/RFP_No_213017_Adaptive_Reuse_of_the_Flatiron_Building.pdf

HISTORIC DESIGNATIONS Oakland Civic Center City Designated Historic District - Boundary Map Map showing inclusion of Schenley High School in the City-designated historic district. http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cp/maps/historical/Oakland-Civic-Center-CHD.pdf Oakland Civic Center Historic District Design Guidelines Historic Review Commission guidelines for the appropriateness of proposed exterior alterations in the historic district. http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cp/assets/historic_review_commission/guidelines/05_Oakland_Ci vic_Center_Guidelines.pdf


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Schenley Farms City Designated Historic District – Boundary Map Map showing inclusion boundaries of the City-designated historic district adjacent to Schenley High School. http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cp/maps/historical/Schenley-Farms-CHD.pdf Schenley High School Donnelly, Lu. Pennsylvania Historical and Musuem Commission, Historic Resource Survey Form. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, 1985. Schenley Farms Historic District Boundary Increase Nomination. Hamilton, Cindy. Philadelphia: Heritage Consulting Group, 2012 [Nomination denied by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, June 2012] Pittsburgh Public Schools Thematic Group, National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form Lu Donnelly and Martin Aurand. September 30, 1986; NRHP Reference #86002706. National Register nomination for all Pittsburgh Public Schools, including Schenley High School. http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/64000731.pdf

HISTORIC PRESERVATION Rebuilding Community: A Best Practices Toolkit for Historic Preservation and Redevelopment National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2002 Resources for public officials, neighborhood leaders, preservationists, and real estate professionals with tools used successfully in communities to forge revitalization strategies particular to their own circumstances. Contains two dozen examples of public policies, financing programs, marketing strategies, model partnerships, and design and adaptive use approaches. http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/housing/Rebuilding_Community.pdf Measuring Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation A Report to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, November 2011 Donovan Rypkema and Caroline Cheong, PlaceEconomics, Washington, DC and Randall Mason, PhD University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Historic Preservation Program. Identifies indicators that can be used to regularly, consistently, meaningfully, and credibly measure the economic impact of historic preservation over time. http://www.achp.gov/docs/economic-impacts-of-historic-preservation-study.pdf Educate Yourself About Preservation: Preserving Pennsylvania’s Historic School Buildings Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2007 PHMC’s historic school buildings initiative includes resources that encourage the preservation and continued use of historic school buildings. Includes information on 1) Why Historic Schools are Important; 2) Why are Historic Schools at Risk?; 3) A Brief History of Public Education Policy in the Keystone State; 4) Guidelines for School Rehabilitation and New Construction; 5) Rehabilitation Technical Assistance; 6) School Renovation Successes ; 7) Advocacy Efforts; 8) Where to Go for More Information; and 9) Bibliography. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=2404&&SortOrder=800&level=2& parentCommID=1587&menuLevel=Level_2&mode=2

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HISTORY / CONSTRUCTION OF SCHENLEY HIGH SCHOOL The Place of the Modern Secondary School in a Democracy James N. Rule, Principal. Schenley High School. In Third Yearbook of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. H.V. Church, ed. Menasha, Wisconsin: Geroge Banta Publishing Company, 1920. Schenley High School Architectural Archives MachLachlan Cornelius & Filoni Architects (successor firm to Edward Stotz). Schenley High School Specifications. Board of Public Education, Building Department. Pittsburgh: Board of Public Education, 1915. “Splendid Schenley High School, Erected as a Cost of Nearly $1,500,000 Ready for Occupancy,� The Pittsburgh Press, 17 September 1916. Press coverage of the completion of Schenley High School written the week of its opening in 1916. SCHOOL REUSE RESOURCES

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Smart Growth Schools Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission An initiative to promote the reuse of existing neighborhood schools and promote the design of new schools compatible with the character of the neighborhood. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/school_preservation/2404 Smart Growth Schools Resource List. AIA Pennsylvania. Prepared for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. 10 Current School Facility Features That Are Obsolete Stack, Greg. School Design Matters Blog http://schooldesignmatters.blogspot.com/2012/06/10-current-school-facility-features.html A Community Guide to Saving Older Schools Rubman, Kerri. Washington, DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2000. www.phlf.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/A_Community_Guide_To_Saving_Older_Schools.pdf Renovate or Replace: The Case for Restoring and Reusing Older School Buildings Hylton, Tom. Save Our Land, Save Our Towns Inc. with funding by the William Penn Foundation, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Historic Schools Task Force , 2007 Helps school boards and communities assess options when considering replacing or renovating an established school. Case studies and opportunities particular to Pennsylvania are included. http://www.saveourlandsaveourtowns.org/pdfs/RenovateorReplace/RoRMASTER.pdf Older and Historic Schools: Restoration vs. Replacement and the Role of a Feasibility Study National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC , 2010 Provides a checklist to help create a feasibility study when deciding whether to restore or replace an older school. http://www.preservationnation.org/information-center/saving-a-place/historic-schools/additionalresources/school_feasibility_study.pdf

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The Future of Schenley High School: A Community Vision Plan

Rethinking Schools Capital Investment: The New 3Rs? Refresh, Refurbish, Reuse (British Council for School Environments, London , 2010) Examines the opportunities that refurbishing existing school buildings can offer, breaking the term refurbishment into what the authors call "the new 3Rs." www.thecentreforschooldesign.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/TheNew3Rs-1.pdf Historic Neighborhood Schools Deliver 21st Century Educations. Beaumont, Constance E. National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC, May 2003 Examines the advantages that can be gained from preserving older neighborhood schools. Debunks the notion that well-renovated historic schools cannot meet modern standards. Recounts the experiences of three successful school renovation projects in Spokane, Washington; San Antonio, Texas; and Boise, Idaho. http://www.ncef.org/pubs/historic.pdf Renovate, Rebuild, Restore Peter Gisolfi; Bill Harris; Kevin Havens; Amy Jones; Andy Joseph; and Adele Willson School Planning and Management; Nov 2011 Five examples of how school districts have tapped the creativity of board members, architects and/or planners to restore, renovate or rebuild some of their local structures to serve as educational, green spaces. http://www.peterli.com/spm/resources/articles/archive.php?article_id=3205 Historic Schools: Restore or Replace? Grulich, Gene. Daily Journal of Commerce; Aug 25, 2011 Examines options for maximizing student capacity, reducing operating costs and accommodating ever-changing educational programming. http://www.djc.com/news/co/12032456.html An Appraisal Guide for Older and Historic School Facilities Council of Educational Facility Planners International, Scottsdale, AZ , 2005 Assists in the evaluation of the physical condition and educational adequacy of older and historic school facilities. The authors discuss principles of school facility assessments, the appraisal process, and preparation of the final report. Appraisal criteria include educational adequacy, educational environment, the school site, safety and security, structural and systems condition, and maintainability. To order: www.cefpi.org/i4a/ams/amsstore/category.cfm?category_id=9

SUSTAINABILITY Truly Green: A Look at the Advantages of Maintaining Historic Campus Buildings. Brown, Julie; Hillman, Luce. Facilities Manager; v26 n6 , p26-30,32 ; Nov-Dec 2010 Examines the environmental benefits of maintaining historic higher education buildings. Definitions of what constitutes an “historic� building are followed by examples of signature historic buildings that help define their respective campuses. http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/EJ910322.pdf EPA: IAQ Design Tools for Schools U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2012 Website developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help school districts and facility planners find the information resources they need to design new school facilities, and repair existing facilities. Topics include: high performance schools, school siting, pre-design, materials selection, HVAC, controlling pollutants, moisture control, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance, renovation and repair, portable classrooms, IAQ Tools for Schools. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schooldesign/ 4


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A History of School Design and its Indoor Environmental Standards, 1900 to Today Baker, Lindsay. National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, D.C. , 2012 Overview of the design of school buildings of the recent past, identifying trends in energy consumption, ventilation, heating, air quality, lighting, and acoustics. Sections include: Safety, Permanence and Endurance--School Building Prior to 1930; The Progressive Era (1930-1945); Post-war Boom (1945-1960); The Impulsive Period (1960-1980); Declines of the 1980s and the New Movements of the 1990s and 2000s; 21st Century School Environments: What does the future hold? http://www.ncef.org/pubs/greenschoolshistory.pdf

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON SCHOOL REUSE NCEF: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Resource Lists: Build New or Renovate School Facilities? Information on the process of assessing whether to renovate and modernize existing school buildings in need of repair or construct new facilities, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities. http://www.ncef.org/rl/build_or_renovate.cfm Preserving Historic Neighborhood Schools Information on preservation and modernization of historic neighborhood schools, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities. http://www.ncef.org/rl/preservation.cfm Green Schools Information on high performance green school facilities, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, including sustainability and green design issues, cost and funding concerns, and educational and community benefits. http://www.ncef.org/rl/high_performance.cfm Condition of Schools in America Information on the physical condition of school and university buildings across the country, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities. http://www.ncef.org/rl/conditions.cfm Smart Growth and Schools Information on schools in relation to issues of planning and community development, economic impact, smart growth vs. sprawl, and conservation of open spaces. http://www.ncef.org/rl/smart_growth.cfm

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