Queensbury High School Queensbury, NY
High School Redesign
This high school redesign project includes three major focus areas: Education Program Enhancements, Energy Efficiency and School Safety and Security. The transformation of the education program involves the reorganization of the current space to create three interdisciplinary instructional communities: Humanities, STEM, and Fine/Performing Arts. Each of these learning communities includes extended areas for flexible classrooms and collaboration. Centralized student support services increases accessibility for students and parents.
A 2,400 square foot science lab addition, including a new 1,500 square foot chemistry lab, allows the district to group physics and chemistry into one classroom cluster, enabling collaboration between science faculty and students.
The replacement of inefficient windows and walls will increase overall energy performance of the school, which date back to the 1963 original construction. School safety and security improvements include centralized community-use areas, a more secure school entrance with locked vestibules, clearer sight lines in student areas, and a relocated media center and library to the building’s center.