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Schenevus Central School

In this town of 1,200 the school is not only the educational center. It is truly the community center-- a public gathering place for meetings, sports activities, and community events.

To accommodate a growing population of school-age children, the program for the addition included academic classrooms, science labs, technology areas, and a 700-seat gymnasium. In addition, alterations were undertaken throughout the existing school to improve accessibility, life safety, and lighting.

Occupying a sloped portion of the school site otherwise not usable, the addition takes advantage of the ground contour. This allows incorporation of a lower level for classrooms and built-in future expansion.

The new wing is located to form a courtyard with the existing building and was designed for student gatherings, outdoor concerts, and other community activities.

The gymnasium/locker room complex is positioned for field accessibility and to allow public access after school hours, while securing the academic portion of the building. A concession area is located to serve the interior and exterior.

Brick, limestone, and glass block, harking back to the original 1940s building, are repeated in the addition. Detailing and proportions echo the original as well. Skylights, windows, and glass block are all used to maximize the beneficial effects of natural light.

Terrazzo floors and ground face block walls are used for long-term durability and ease of maintenance.

James Jordan Associates, Architects. All Rights Reserved.
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