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Discovery Magnet School

Inter-District Discovery Magnet School

Leveraging the site and it’s proximity to the Discovery Museum, the school nestles into the nearby wetlands and woods which have become integral to the educational experience of the school. A model of sustainability, integrated design features earned a LEED Gold designation from the US Green Building Council.

COLLABORATION  ART INTEGRATION  RESULT

Location
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut
Services
  • Complete Architectural Services, Artwork
Project Size and Type
  • 76,400 s.f.
  • New Construction
  • PreK-8 School
Schedule
  • Completion: 2011

Collaboration

Serving seven nearby towns, this magnet school needed to galvanize the interest of potential students and their families. An interactive process brought together and energized this new constituency to assure the enrollment of a vibrant student body.

Art Integration

Working with the Discovery Museum, children explored themes of sustainability and humanity's impact on the planet. Their sculptures were interwoven with the masonry facade creating an organic passage to the wetlands.

Result

A building that teaches. Everyday, the experience of being in this school profoundly connects the students to responsibilities of living in harmony with nature and each other. Simply by being there, they are living with the natural environment.

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