This rural school district undertook a comprehensive additions and renovations project to re-invent its 1929 original high school into a 21st century middle school. Design solutions provided space for expanded educational programs ensuring the middle school remains a vibrant part of the community.
Second-story classrooms were designed with window openings reminiscent of the historic classrooms. These expansive window bays located along the north and west façade of the classroom addition provide learning spaces with abundant natural daylight and views out beyond the schools property, creating a healthy environment for student learning.
The new lobby entrance provides improved security and direct access to the new main office suites. Upon entering, visibility is provided past the vestibule and through the cafeteria, the heart of the student community.
Design solutions provided space to expand educational programs ensuring the middle school remained a vibrant part of the community. Approximately 7,000 sf of existing construction from the 1970’s was stripped down to its structural bones to make way for a seamless connection of a two-story, 15,000 sf addition.
New and renovated spaces include a cafeteria, classrooms, computer and science labs, library media center, music and band rooms, guidance suite, and main office with a secure entry vestibule and lobby. The bus garage underwent a significant renovation and addition project. The original storage bays were retained to maximize aid, and an addition which housed the new bus repair bays and lifts were also constructed along with a new fuel island.
Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, Eastern NY Chapter, 2014
General Classrooms, Cafeteria, Computer and Science Labs, Library Media Center, Music, Safety and Security