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North Haven Middle School

North Haven, CT, USA

Transforming a 1960s-era facility into a sustainable, state-of-the-art learning environment for the 21st century.

The renovation of the existing middle school and an 88,000 sf addition transforms the circa 1960s facility into a 21st-century learning environment. Renewing and adapting a portion of the original building was a crucial aspect of meeting the State’s “renovate-as-new” criteria.

The team approached this design challenge by assessing the existing building configuration to leverage the school’s siting, existing program spaces, and the elements that facilitate a phased construction approach to maintain school operations. Preserving the existing Commons and eliminating the existing classroom wings provided the desired solution. The renovated wing houses shared program space, including the gymnasium, cafeteria, black-box theater, auditorium, and music and art classrooms. A new two-story wing provides additional team-oriented classrooms, a library media center, world language classrooms, and administrative space to fulfill the new educational program requirements.

Project Facts

  • Client:

  • 143,000 sf
  • Project Features:

  • Team-oriented Classrooms
    World Language Classrooms
    Library Media Center
    Cafeteria
  • Sustainability:

  • Photovoltaic Roof Panels
    Geothermal Wells
    Heat Recovery Units
    Thermally Efficient Exterior Envelope
  • Services:

  • Campus Planning, Interior Design, Sustainable + Resilient Design, Architecture
  • Markets:

  • K-12 Education
  • Region:

  • United States
  • Studios:

  • Washington, D.C.