Menands School District underwent a significant reorganization, which defined a central core of shared support services and distinguished multiple learning communities separated by age group.
CSArch was able to create a design that capitalized on renovations to the existing structure and add new space that would allow us to fulfill the mission and vision of the district. They worked in tandem with our fiscal advisors to maximize available funding and to skillfully navigate the NYSED approval process.”
At the rear of the building, a 2-story classroom wing houses five additional middle school classrooms, including a new science lab.
Renovations to general classrooms were required to improve space utilization and increase student engagement with an updated, modern appearance.
Three building additions were constructed to reorganize space and distinguish multiple learning communities, including a 2-story classroom addition, a pre-k addition, and an addition to expand the school's cafeteria.
The interior renovations were designed to incorporate a makerspace for hands-on education and creation, and an "extended learning room" included within each of the learning communities to encourage collaborative student work. Small group meeting rooms are located adjacent to these rooms for varied group sizes. Additional renovations improved general purpose classrooms and specialized classrooms, such as science laboratories, art, and music classrooms. In addition to district-wide safety and security upgrades, infrastructure improvements included sitework and roofing work.
General Classrooms, Science Labs, Art Classrooms, Music Classroom, Cafeteria, Safety and Security