Profile, NH – Several hundred people recently attended the grand opening of a new middle/high school in Profile.
Portions of the new building have been partially occupied since last year, and fully occupied since February. The new middle/ high school is the result of collaboration and strong teamwork among the design team, the construction team, and scores of community volunteers.
In 2005, the Office of the State Fire Marshal declared the original school building structurally unsound, forcing the School District to replace the facility. The Profile Building Committee selected Lavallee Brensinger Architects of Manchester to lead the design effort.
The new Profile School was approved at a special town vote in November 2006, with a firm commitment to achieving High Performance School design standards. This design classification, known as CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools), requires that “all systems must function in an efficient and synergistic fashion.
A high performance school provides a healthy, comfortable environment that facilitates learning, saves money, and helps to protect the environment.” Through the implementation of various sustainable design principles such as the use of local and recycled content materials, high efficiency mechanical systems, water saving technologies and a rainwater collection system, the new Profile School is on track to be New Hampshire’s first new High Performance High School.
Features of the school include abundant natural daylight, warm and colorful finishes to add energy and inspiration, and acoustically controlled spaces to facilitate a calm, suitable learning environment.