Location: Ridgefield, Connecticut
Area: 140,000 Square Feet
Awarded in early 1999, Scotts Ridge Middle School, features a three-story academic classroom wing that is connected to a one-story common wing by two separate bridges. The common wing houses the administration, a media center, cafeteria, gymnasium, and auditorium.
Special features of this project include a large group instruction area with seating for 100 students, six new science classroom/labs with 24 workstations each, a media center with curved floor-to-ceiling windows, and workrooms with computer labs for group instruction.
The steeply-sloping site generated a unique design solution that introduced a parent drop-off/emergency access driveway between the structures.