The goal of The Ursuline School project was to create a new front to a complex of buildings that reflected the quality of the educationalvexperience being offered within. The 1960’s wing provided an outdated and inappropriate first impression of this high performing school. It was also critical to provide an accessible gathering space for the arrival and departure of students.
The design solution created active learning spaces and community gathering areas that supported the school’s leading-edge teaching. The scope of work included the addition of a welcome center, admissions office, a student commons, a STEAM Center, and the development of a courtyard commons.
KG+D collaborated with Nyack Union Free School District to redesign their high school library into a Global Learning Commons. The redesign created a central hub that is more purposefully aligned with the instructional programming and facilitates the appropriate use of technology.
KG+D has collaborated with the Tuckahoe Union Free School District to develop district-wide phased capital improvement projects. Projects for Cottle Elementary school include a classroom addition, cafeteria renovation/expansion, library renovation, STEAM classroom construction, security upgrades, gymnasium renovations and athletic field upgrades.
The Putnam Valley Central School District’s Health and Wellness Center was designed to support and enable active learning opportunities as well as meet the needs of student-athletes and community programs. The Center, the first of its kind in the region, includes a 140×80 turf athletic field with a perimeter area for walking/jogging, a netting system to divide the spaces, batting cages, and an area for digital instruction including wall mounted tables and Kinesiology Wall.