Letchworth School, Gymnasium and Classroom Addition

Gainesville, New York

The project was undertaken to strengthen the facilities for all three educational programs in this K-12 building. The high school received a four-station gymnasium with a running track and fitness center. The existing swimming pool was renovated and spectator seating added. Outside, 12 physical education fields were created.

Academic programs were provided with ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMKlepper, Hahn & Hyatt; AVL Designs; E.O. WattsCOST PER SQ FT$94.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio two-story laboratory and classroom addition, including a greenhouse. Music rooms were renovated and expanded, and a new secondary library was created. The middle school was separated from the high school and given a separate cafeteria served by a common kitchen. The elementary school was strengthened with a new bus entrance and four more classrooms.

Other improvements include consolidating the mechanical systems into one boiler room and expanding the local-area network. Vehicular circulation on the site was reorganized to increase safety, support the identity of each of the education programs with strong entrances, and minimize snow-removal costs on this exposed site.