Monthly Archives: September 2016

Jacob Burns Film Center Media Arts Lab

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Client:
Jacob Burns Film Center

Project Scope:
This new 27,000sf education center was designed to provide educational training in filmmaking and the media arts; the facility is used by school groups and adult continuing education programs. The building features a sound stage, 16 editing suites, a center studio, a screening room and administrative offices. Some of the sustainable features of the building include aluminum and glass energy-efficient windows, a geothermal heating and cooling system, photovoltaic panels on the roof, natural local materials and extensive daylighting and sustainable lighting controls.

Completion Date:
2008

Awards:
High Honor Award for Architectural Excellence, AIA Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter.

Distinction: The building earned a LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the first in Westchester County.

More about this project

Time-lapse video of the building being constructed:

Discussion of this project on the web:

Archidose blog: Half Dose #93: Jacob Burns Film Center Media Arts Lab

Resources:

What is LEED certification?
Jacob Burns Film Center website
Children’s Film Camp

Groundbreaking: Brewster Central School District

Left to right: KG+D team members Ryan Carper, Sarah Dirsa, Joseph Reilly, Dr. Timothy Conway former Superintendent of Brewster CSD, KG+D team members Susan Davidson and Russ Davidson, Dr. Valerie Henning-Piedmonte Superintendent of Brewster CSD and Victor Karlsson Director of Business Services

Left to right: KG+D team members Ryan Carper, Sarah Dirsa, Joseph Reilly, Dr. Timothy Conway former Superintendent of Brewster CSD, KG+D team members Susan Davidson and Russ Davidson, Dr. Valerie Henning-Piedmonte Superintendent of Brewster CSD and Victor Karlsson Director of Business Services

Brewster Central School District held a groundbreaking ceremony on September 1, 2016 marking the beginning of renovation and addition projects that are to be completed at JFK Elementary School, CV Star Intermediate School and Brewster High School. The projects are a part of a $40 million dollar bond referendum that was passed in December 2014 of which the overall program is currently under budget and ahead of schedule.
Following a series of capital improvement projects associated with the referendum—including roof repairs, asbestos removal and security upgrades—the larger projects are set to begin immediately. The projects being completed at Brewster High School include extensive locker room and weight room renovations, a reorganized and streamlined cafeteria servery and a flexible and innovative learning commons. CV Star Intermediate School will gain a new two-story four-classroom addition. JFK Elementary School will undergo multiple additions including a six classroom, library and cafeteria addition. Furthermore, the elementary school’s existing roundhouse building will feature a new terrace off the discovery and innovation center with bi-fold doors that open to an interior courtyard providing for indoor and outdoor learning spaces.

“KG+D is committed to our partnership with Brewster Central School District,” said Russell Davidson, FAIA President of KG+D Architects, “we are honored to have the opportunity to build upon our past success together while working toward the future goals that will allow the District to continue to provide flexible, innovative and student-center spaces.”

The various projects will be implemented in phases throughout the 2016-2017 school year and the new additions will be ready for use in September 2017.