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Middletown Enlarged City School District, Middletown High School

Client:
Middletown Enlarged City School District

Project Scope:
KG+D completed major additions and alterations for Middletown High School. A main feature was a central innovation lab that was fit into an underused interior courtyard space. The central innovation lab has a green roof, brings light into the interior space through clerestory windows and created ancillary classroom spaces, makers spaces and a conference center. The project also included an addition that modified the main entry, created a third-floor innovation space with smaller breakout spaces and a new classroom wing.

Completion Date:
September 2017

Award:
Citation Award for Architectural Excellence, AIA Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter

More:
Middletown High School Opening


Post Road Elementary School

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Client:
White Plains City School District

Project Scope:
This new, high-performance, 90,000sf replacement school has earned an Energy Star rating of 100, operates 65% more efficiently than a building of standard design and is the most energy-efficient public school building in New York State at the present time. The building was part of a District-Wide construction and infrastructure program. Sustainable elements of the project include geothermal heating and cooling, solar photovoltaic array, efficient building envelope, low-flow plumbing fixtures, extensive day lighting and advanced lighting controls, and the use of recycled and sustainable materials.

Completion Date:
2009

Distinctions:
Designed to meet the criteria for LEED for Schools at the Gold Level and touted by NYSERDA as the “Greenest School in New York State.”

Awards:
AIANYS Excelsior Award for Public Architecture

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

Trinity Pawling School – Scully Dining Hall

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Client:
Trinity Pawling School

Project Scope:
The objectives for the Scully Dining Hall project were to increase capacity to serve the entire student and faculty community in one seating and create a cornerstone to enhance the presence of the north entrance to campus. Scully Hall is 40% larger and operates 30% more efficiently than the building it replaced. The centerpiece is a 6,000sf main dining room that seats 400 diners at round tables beneath dramatic curved heavy timber trusses and clerestory windows.

Completion Date:
2009

Distinctions:
LEED Certification pending

Henry H. Wells Middle School

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Client:
Brewster Central School District

Project Scope:
This middle school renovation project remade an aging traditional 1957 building into a vibrant 21st Century school. In addition to extensive renovations to the existing building, new additions include a 26,000sf 3-level brick and block science wing, a new library addition, new stairwell addition and front entrance canopy. As a part of the District’s mandate for an environmentally conscious building, the design also included high-performance and high-efficiency design solutions.

Completion Date:
2012

Awards:
Citation Award for Architectural Excellence, AIA Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter

Distinctions:
Designed to achieve NYS CHPS Certification