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Test News Post (Eastchester Ribbon Cutting)

The Eastchester Union Free School District held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, October 9th to mark the grand opening of their recently completed High School renovation and expansion project. Voters approved an almost $27 million-dollar bond to expand the high school building in October of 2015 and construction began in June of 2017. KG+D collaborated with the District on the high school project which upgraded and expanded key instructional spaces to meet the academic demands of a 21st Century Education and accommodate a significant increase in enrollment.

A major challenge for the 1927 High School was an increase in student enrollment. As a result, the District created temporary classrooms in an old gymnasium and had to implement four lunch periods in order to serve lunch to the entire student body. To address this challenge, the design solution sought to create additional instructional space, while also creating collaborative, forward-thinking Next Generation learning environments. State-of-the-art STEM labs created designated space for progressive program courses and the cafeteria expansion maximized the opportunity to create a student lounge and learning commons.

“I am so proud of our community and I am so happy for our students, said Dr. Walter Moran, Superintendent of Eastchester Union Free School District, “that they finally have a facility commensurate with the level of achievement and learning that they deserve.”

The final phase of the project will revert temporary classrooms that were created in the gymnasium space over 15 years ago, back into gym space which will increase practice and game space for the District’s 25 athletic teams.

Dutchess BOCES Alternative High School

Client: Dutchess BOCES Alternative High School @ Salt Point Campus

Project Scope: A 69,000sf Alternative High School will cerate 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.

Completion Date: Under Construction

Groundbreaking: Ossining Children’s Center

The Ossining Children’s Center held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 24, 2019 marking the beginning of construction on the new Rebecca and Arthur Samberg Building at 32 State Street in Ossining, NY. As the first childcare facility in the region and serving the community for 125 years since 1895, the new facility will allow the Ossining Children’s Center to meet the growing demand for childcare and preschool programs within a single unified facility.

The Ossining Children’s Center program is currently housed in two buildings on South Highland Avenue as well as rented space at a nearby church. The center’s ability to meet the needs of the community has been challenged by the limitations of its current facilities.

The new 27,000sf childcare and education center will be a transformative asset for the Ossining community. It is thoughtfully oriented on the 2.5-acre site to optimize the views of the Hudson River. The Center will include nine classrooms, five toddler and infant rooms, three outdoor play areas, a junior turf athletic field, staff and administrative offices, a multi-purpose room, a conference room and kitchen. The design solution blends traditional and contemporary approaches that creates a modern, progressive and nurturing learning environment while allowing the new building to fit within the aesthetic of the adjacent “cottage-like” office buildings on State Street.

“KG+D is proud to partner with the Ossining Children’s Center to complete this dynamic new childcare and educational facility,” said Erik A. Kaeyer, Vice President of KG+D Architects. “The new Rebecca and Arthur Samberg Building was designed to support and accommodate the Ossining Children’s Center’s excellent programming and to allow the Center to effectively serve more of the families in the Ossining community for another 125 years.”

The construction will commence immediately with the project slated to be complete by September 2020.