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Size:50,380 square feet
The Eastchester High School project upgraded and expanded key instructional spaces to meet the academic demands of a 21st Century Education while accommodating a significant increase in enrollment. In order to address both of the 1927 High Schools’ challenges, the design solution sought to create Collegiate quality social and student support space while also creating collaborative, forward-thinking Next Generation learning environments.
The relocated and expanded cafeteria or Social Commons allowed the District to accommodate more students and provides a popular focal point for this large High School. Adjacent to the large gathering space are smaller collaboration spaces and a learning commons that features flexible furniture.
A three-story classroom addition comprised of 8 general education classrooms, 3 biology labs, 3 chemistry labs and 4 small group instruction spaces connected disjointed older additions and created a central hub for the High School community.
The project also encompassed major improvements to the high school’s existing auditorium including new seating, carpeting, lighting and sound systems and the replacement of the stage floor. A large existing art studio was expanded and renovated to provide a unique space for making. The connection of the academic building to the athletic facilities was reimagined and included the relocation and expansion of the fitness center and renovation of the locker rooms.