Monthly Archives: April 2019

Designing a Safer School

The American Institute of Architects and Wired Brand Lab explored the new Sandy Hook Elementary School and the power of passive security. As a practitioner for over 30 years in New York state, firm President Russell A. Davidson, FAIA, notes that architects are key players in creating safer school environments.

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“In order to create a safer school, you have to think holistically about a school — and no one is better situated to do that than an architect.”

Russell A. Davidson FAIA, President

KG+D Project Recognized by Learning by Design

The Brewster Central School District’s JFK Elementary School renovation and addition project was cited as an Outstanding Project by Learning by Design magazine.

The design team collaborated with the Brewster Central School District to complete key renovation and addition projects that transformed the JFK Elementary School into a Next Generation school. The project included a six-classroom addition, a library and cafeteria expansion and the renovation of the auditorium and roundhouse learning spaces.

The project was recognized for the innovative use of the existing roundhouse structure as well as the new connecting classroom addition. The jury also noted the development of collaborative spaces, fun lighting, ceiling treatments, built-ins, sliding boards and color.

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