They're likely going to be the typical/standard SMMA K-12 VE'd material palette, looking at their interior renders. They've been using the same kind of palette for about a decade+ now, to my knowledge.. likely because it's easy to get passed if its been done before and less costly to buy and build for the district, low maintenance costs, etc. They look great and clean new but I can't tell how well they'll hold through the lifecycle of the building. I remain hopeful that the state budget remains robust enough so that these buildings that are being built now can easily be covered in their renovation/repair and maintenance and aesthetic overhauls likely in 30-40 years. I hope the state has learned their lesson that deferred maintenance/no funding leads to bigger problems and bigger price tags later on...I hope the interior finishes are as delightful to the eye as the exterior. After all, students and teachers will barely enjoy the exterior.
We are also excited to share that the new Somerville High School building has passed the remaining tests necessary to attain a Certificate of Occupancy by the end of February.