The KG+D team is proud to have collaborated with the Pelham Union Free School District and the Pelham community to develop this new next generation elementary school.
The 68,0000sf community Hutchinson Elementary School has a central learning commons and MakerSpace surrounded by two floors of flexible classroom space with break out “front porch” space and adjacent small collaboration “pods” that extend learning and collaboration beyond the classroom. The design incorporated playful colors, light fixtures, acoustic panels and recessed nooks to inspire and relate to the young students that will occupy the building. The learning commons, gym and cafeteria are configured together in order to allow for community access after school hours and during the summer without compromising the security of the classroom areas. Outdoor spaces include a kindergarten play area, student garden and outdoor dining and gathering space. On the site of the former elementary school are new athletic fields and a play space.
The building was designed to be equivalent to LEED Silver Standards.