North Colonie is undergoing a $106 million capital project that will create new and flexible learning spaces for hands-on, project-based learning in STEAM. Additional classroom spaces will address continued enrollment growth and security upgrades will strengthen safety at each school.
We have been loyal customers of CSArch since its organization in the early 1990s. In fact, we were their first public school client and have maintained a very strong working relationship since then."
A new two-story classroom addition was constructed at Shaker Middle School to accomodate grades 6-8. Each hall was purposefully assigned a unique color scheme with general classrooms, science classrooms, and innovation labs to establish familiarity and manage increasing student enrollment.
The new turf field allows for use by various sporting programs. The use of synthetic turf acts as a natural shock absorber to create a safe and stable surface for athletes and increase savings on maintenance costs. A new concession building separates the field from the 8 new tennis courts, consolidating the athletic complex to improve space utilization.
A complete renovation of the existing auditorium included new seating, flooring, acoustical wall and ceiling treatments, stage curtain, and sound and video technology. To accommodate larger gatherings, foldable chairs matching the pattern of the auditorium seating can be easily assembled in front of the stage.
Studies concluded that the district's enrollment will increase by more than 900 students over the next decade. Additions and renovations at the elementary schools and the conversion of Shaker Junior High School into a 6-8 middle school will accommodate the increase.
The project includes: a new athletic field, expansion of the library/media centers, multi-use labs, and project-based learning classrooms at all elementary schools. At Shaker Junior High School, the project will construct a new hall for grades 6-8, create additional technology, music, and art classrooms, expand the cafeteria, renovate the auditorium, and move student services to the front of the building.
Latham, New York
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Athletic Fields, Academic Classrooms, Library Media Center, Science Labs, Fine Arts Classrooms, Cafeteria, Auditorium, Safety and Infrastructure