CREC Discovery Academy

The Discovery Academy is a magnet school facilitated with the Capital Region Education Council (CREC). The project included the renovation of a former 50,000-SF Connecticut Light and Power building which served as office and service space. A 10,000-SF gymnasium was added to the west of the existing building. Throughout the remainder of the property, upgrades to the site included new parking areas, rain gardens, and soccer fields. Specific design challenges associated with the site included the presence of shallow bedrock, renovations to the existing building, and partial demolition of the existing basement underneath the building that was to remain.

Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) 2016 Project Team Award - First Place for K-12 Schools
CREW CT Blue Ribbon Award - Best Specialty Project - Adaptive Reuse