1. Most likely the school will have A/C and no need to open windows in hot weather.In 30 years, we're going to think this new building looks just as stupid as the 80s addition did to us now.
Also, why are the windows so small?
Maybe, but Newton North is still pretty institutional. FWIW, this project is 130% the cost of Newton North, and it's not close to the most expensive U/C or proposed in MA:The MSBA enforces a kit of parts approach to school design, in exchange for their funding assistance. That’s why you get the very institutional look, if a district doesn’t want to pay for all the extras (a la Newton North).