Monthly Archives: October 2023

Groundbreaking: Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich

Elected officials, Boys & Girls Club leaders, and several club kids help break ground on the clubhouse project.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich broke ground yesterday marking the beginning of their clubhouse expansion and renovation project. The ceremony, which was attended by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and several elected officials, highlighted the Town of Greenwich’s commitment to building great futures for the youth of Greenwich. KG+D is proud to be a part of this commitment to community through the development of thoughtful design solution that will allow the clubhouse to more appropriately serve the current and expanding programming.

The 10,000-square-foot addition and expansion of the clubhouse includes an enhanced entry sequence, a new turf with amphitheater style seating, a lobby Welcome Center, an upgraded and expanded Teen Center, a new gym, a dance/fitness and theater space in the old gym, an expanded academic and STEAM instructional space, and several infrastructure improvements.

Exterior rendering of the future Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Clubhouse.

Renovations Begin on Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Club Breaks Ground

KG+D Project Recognized by Learning by Design

KG+D is proud to announce that Middletown High School’s Learning Commons and Café project has received an Outstanding Project Award from Learning by Design Magazine. The project was recognized by the publication as benchmark facility for its incorporation of next generation learning space design and planning methodologies. We are thrilled to continue to collaborate with local educational institutions to advance education and support their plans for innovation to effectively enable the next generation of problem solvers and problem finders. Congratulations to the Enlarged City School District of Middletown.

Brooklawn Country Club

KG+D Architects collaborated with the Brooklawn Country Club on renovating key event spaces on the main level of their beloved 100-year-old, 40,000 sf, Clubhouse. Brooklawn’s vision for the project was to “honor the past while adapting to the lifestyles of the present” and KG+D worked tirelessly with the Club’s Building Committee to ensure that every detail reflected that idea.

The primary goals of the project were to: improve circulation flow and daylighting within the event rooms, increase the useability of the exterior patio space, and improve the arrival sequence and accessibility, all while creating an updated, yet timeless atmosphere.

Nyack UFSD Elementary + Middle School Global Learning Commons

KG+D began collaborating with Nyack Public Schools on a district wide master plan for their library and media center facilities. Our team then worked with the District to renovate and redesign their district’s libraries into Global Learning Commons. The renovated spaces more purposefully align with the instructional programming, facilitated the appropriate use of technology, provided learning and working space, minimized stacks, and utilized various types of furniture including soft seating.

Dutchess BOCES, Alternative High School @ Salt Point Campus

A 69,000sf Alternative High School will create a permanent and suitable home for a significantly underserved county-wide student body. The programs currently located at the BETA rental site will be relocated and consolidated to the Salt Point Campus. The new facility is conceived as a community asset with a state-of-the-art conference center available to all component Districts and community organizations. Paired renovations of the Career & Technical Institute will address aging facilities and have been planned to maximize space utilization during the day and evening programming opportunities for the Adult Learning Institute. This project is paired with a separate Energy Performance Project.

Valhalla High School/Middle School Library

KG+D collaborated with the Valhalla Union Free School District to renovate their existing High School/Middle School library, flex lab and computer lab into a 21st Century learning environment. The renovated library is open and flexible utilizing low, moveable, stacks and various types of seating and furniture to delineate spaces including collaboration, study, working lounge, work & share, and breakout spaces.