Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy
Client: City of Hartford
Completion Date: 2015
In partnership with nearby Trinity College, the Hartford Middle Magnet School has expanded to become the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) serving over 1,000 students in grades 6-12. HMTCA is designed to develop early college experiences for public school students and provides a core program with a dual focused curriculum in Science/Technology and the Arts. It will benefit from the shared use of specialized instructional spaces within the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts also designed by Tai Soo Kim Partners on the same Learning Corridor K-12 campus. The building program requires 49,700 sq. ft. of new construction to provide: performance and arts studios, a 200-seat multi-purpose lecture hall, fitness training, college counseling spaces and additional classrooms; along with 12,500 sq. ft. of renovation to expand the existing cafeteria and enhance existing classrooms. The design meets the Connecticut High Performance Building Standards and provides a 10% energy savings over the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 baseline.