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As part of the district wide redistricting plan, TSKP STUDIO performed a conceptual planning study to determine the feasibility of expanding and renovating the Waddell School to accommodate 530 students in grades K-4. The project required a 66,000 sq. ft. renovation and 17,000 SF expansion to create additional classrooms, a small group study area, new cafeteria and specialized spaces for special education, art, and music.

The design created a new prominent main entrance along Broad Street and a new internal courtyard utilized for outdoor dining and classroom space. There is a slide that connects the upper floor to the main lobby, welcoming children as they enter. The Learning Media Center and gymnasium are now accessible after hours while the school remains secure. The L-shaped addition complements the existing using a perforated metal curtain wall with sunshades and brick that matches the existing.

Client

Town of Manchester

Location

Manchester, CT

Size

64,000 SF

Sustainability Rating

Zero Net Energy

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Buckley Elementary School

Manchester buckley exterior   entrance reduced 1400 xxx q85
2 tskp buckley elementary manchester school exterior playground 1400 xxx q85
4 tskp buckley elementary manchester school exterior drive 1400 xxx q85
1 tskp buckley elementary manchester school exterior bus loop night 1400 xxx q85
5 tskp buckley elementary manchester school interior breakout 1400 xxx q85
6 tskp buckley elementary manchester school interior lobby 1400 xxx q85
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Buckley Elementary School

As part of the district wide redistricting plan, TSKP STUDIO performed a conceptual planning study to determine the feasibility of expanding and renovating the Waddell School to accommodate 530 students in grades K-4. The project required a 66,000 sq. ft. renovation and 17,000 SF expansion to create additional classrooms, a small group study area, new cafeteria and specialized spaces for special education, art, and music.

The design created a new prominent main entrance along Broad Street and a new internal courtyard utilized for outdoor dining and classroom space. There is a slide that connects the upper floor to the main lobby, welcoming children as they enter. The Learning Media Center and gymnasium are now accessible after hours while the school remains secure. The L-shaped addition complements the existing using a perforated metal curtain wall with sunshades and brick that matches the existing.

Client

Town of Manchester

Location

Manchester, CT

Size

64,000 SF

Sustainability Rating

Zero Net Energy