Thomas Edison Magnet Middle School


Location: Meriden, Connecticut
Area: 160,000 Square Feet
Completed: 2002

DESCRIPTION
As the first interdistrict magnet middle school in Connecticut, this new school’s appearance reflects the spirit of its science and technology curriculum with solar green insulating windows and white aluminum frames. Additionally, the entire $34.5M facility runs entirely on a computer network. The school accommodates students from the communities of Meriden, North Haven, Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, and Madison, and houses 810 students in Grades 6 through 8.

FEATURES
The academic wing is segmented by grade, one per floor, and further subdivided into educational clusters of 90 students each. The one-story common wing arranges the media center/library, a 400-seat auditorium, a gymnasium, and a cafeteria around a central spine. All of the program spaces are available for both community and student use.

Also as part of this project, Antinozzi Associates was extensively involved in the site selection process, which included the investigation and evaluation of 12 potential sites, as well as a final report containing our recommendation.

AWARDS
2002 International Masonry Institute – New England Regional “Golden Trowel” Award

2002 Learning By Design Winner – Lesson In Excellence Award