West Woods School, Hamden, CT
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A single story school is planned to serve students in Pre-K through sixth grade. The school will be organized into three classroom wings with fully enclosed classrooms.
Administration is located at the front of the building. A gymnasium and cafeteria along with art and music are clustered together and kept at one end to allow for better public access and closing of the academic majority of the building. A media center is located at the opposite end.
Natural light and site views will be incorporated into the corridors, classrooms, gymnasium, media center, cafeteria and offices.
The entire facility will meet ADA accessibility requirements. Sustainable design considerations for M/E/P systems is included.
The winged building sits in the open field of the wooded site opening up to views.