Wynantskill Union Free School District

GARDNER-DICKINSON SCHOOL RENOVATION

Wynantsill 
Union Free School District

GARDENER-DICKINSON SCHOOL RENOVATION

After an enrollment study revealed that an increasing student population would exceed the district's current capacity, CSArch designed several new spaces to accomodate the increase.

Pre-K Classrooms

The design team developed a plan whereby the building’s second floor is cantilevered out over a steep drop off at the rear of the campus. The resulting construction yielded the required square footage for new Pre-K classroom space while simultaneously creating expansive views of the surrounding Wynantskill valley, enhancing the student experience.

Flexible Conference Rooms

A foldable wall dividing the first floor conference rooms easily converts the space into two smaller classrooms. Flexible furniture was chosen to accommodate both faculty meetings and student-based learning.

New Stage

Adjacent to the music room, CSArch designed a new stage within the gymnasium to host band performances, musicals, and the school's graduation ceremony. 

Music Room

The new music room provides ample space and storage for instruments. Acoustic baffles across the ceiling reduce noise and reverberation, while adding visual beauty and interest to the space.

Project Scope

A detailed enrollment study of Wynantskill Union Free School District revealed that the district was experiencing an increase in enrollment and would need to expand its capacity to better accommodate the youngest incoming student population.

Through the planning process, CSArch identified other district necessities including a new music suite, dedicated special education spaces, a conference room, and the formation of a pre-k program. Due to a challenging and confined topography on the singular campus, the design team was faced with providing the required program space within a very limited site footprint.

Location

Wynantskill, NY


Completion Date

September 2018


Program

Pre-K Classrooms, Conference Rooms, Stage, Music Classrooms

Locations

  • Albany

    40 Beaver Street
    Albany, New York 12207

    ph 518.463.8068

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  • Newburgh

    19 Front Street
    Newburgh, New York 12550

    ph 845.561.3179

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