Monthly Archives: December 2010

White Plains High School

Additions and renovations at White Plains High School included a new media center, a science wing, multiple cafeteria spaces and major alterations to the exterior. Originally built in 1962, the campus plan was dominated by the modernist concrete structural grid. The challenge was to sensitively renovate the exterior façade to create a more inviting group of buildings while respecting the original design. Still in fine shape, the structure became the framework to expand insufficient teaching spaces and replace aging building systems.

Horace Greeley High School

Part of a district-wide bond referendum for the Chappaqua Central School District, the primary focus of this addition and alterations project at Horace Greeley High School was to add a new science wing and reorganize and renovate all existing science labs. New construction totaled more than 50,000 sf and included a new guidance building, music wing and a classroom building that added fourteen new classrooms to accommodate increased enrollment. Two new student common areas were created and new connecting corridors were designed to link six previously separate buildings for a unified campus with improved circulation. The project also included an expanded guidance center new administration offices and main entrance, additional parking and infrastructure upgrades.

Westchester County, Playland Bathhouse Restoration

The project scope for the Playland Bathhouse Restoration included extensive abatement of hazardous materials, complete removal and replacement of roofing systems, replacement of masonry walls, survey of structural conditions, restoration of the building’s foundation, reconstruction and replacement of light monitors and clerestory windows. This project is designed to LEED Silver criteria level.

Capalongo Medical Building

This project originated with an existing Victorian house in poor repair which the owners sought to restore, expand and renovate for adaptive reuse as professional dental and medical offices. In order to meet the owner’s goal of designing an open floor plan with large amounts of natural light while maintaining the residential feel of the surrounding neighborhood, KG+D designed a modern, two-story building addition that is minimally visible from the front approach. At the intersection between new and old, a clear visual separation was created between old and new with materials such as zinc-coated copper metal panels and full-height wood mullion framed windows.