< K-12

Edgewood Magnet School

The first of what was to become a nearly $2 billion program, the creation of this school also designed the process which would become a template for all the schools that followed. Bringing together neighbors, parents and educators, the School Based Building Advisory Committees gave birth to schools which were rooted in their neighborhoods and the particular needs of their communities.

COLLABORATION  ART INTEGRATION  RESULT

Location
  • New Haven, Connecticut
Services
  • Complete Architectural Services, Artwork
Project Size and Type
  • 48,000 s.f.
  • Addition / Renovation
  • K-8 Magnet School
Schedule
  • Completion: 1999

Collaboration

Balancing their dreams with their budget, the design of this process allowed for the successful resolution of design decisions in the often difficult challenge of prioritizing objectives. Consequently, the school met the approval of both the neighborhood and the City.

Art Integration

The existing 1923 school needed to be restored and expanded. The challenge in doubling its size, the school needed to integrate the architecture with the scale of the community, while providing safe access for the increased student population.

Result

The strategy of an array of classrooms scaled to the size of neighboring homes allowed the old school to remain prominent as the jewel in the crown of these smaller and lower elements, while hiding the largest piece, the gymnasium, behind the existing school.

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