Location: Stratford, Connecticut
Area: 236,000 Square Feet
Antinozzi Associates, a leader in K-12 School design, is proud to announce the successful close of the firm’s Stratford High School project. The high school was a two-story facility originally constructed in the 1930’s. The existing facility is approximately 170,000 SF located on a tight urban site. The design for this $126M phased high school project was comprised of demolishing the majority of the existing building and replacing it with a new 236,000 SF facility. Remaining sections of the existing building were renovated.
The addition consisted of a new second wing of the school that connects to the main building. Departments have their classrooms arranged in cohesive groups and/or clusters to encourage teacher collaboration and resource sharing. Clusters include English with Social Studies classrooms, I.T. with Math and Science classrooms, Health with Physical Education areas, and individual “Career Pathways” in close proximity to core course classrooms.
Career Development and Pathways Program classrooms include clusters with computers and classroom lecture spaces adaptable to the needs of the instructor in the prescribed courses. This cluster includes the following pathway programs: Business and Finance, Culinary Arts, Health and Medical, Human Development, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Spaces within the school are flexible to meet current and future high school programs. All classrooms, labs, the media center, special education, art, music, and faculty workrooms and administrative offices are outfitted with state-of-the-art technology. Meeting spaces, lecture halls, athletic facilities, food service areas, the auditorium, band room, and media center, are also accessible to the community during non-school hours.
Special thanks to the Town of Stratford, Students, Educators, the Capitol Region Education Council, and local contractors for helping to deliver such a beautiful high school to the community. And kudos to Architectural Design Consultant ArchiChord LLC for the stunning main entrance elements – what an inspirational way to start each day for staff and students.