In designing the new Edwards campus, the architect had to have a full understanding of the site, located close to Westchester Airport, and the school’s needs, which included remaining within the classical architectural language of the local community. The team developed a plan that not only enhanced the students’ learning, but also masked out the airport and much of the COST PER SQ FT$154.00FEATURED IN2002 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers from the airplanes.
The new campus design creates an intimate campus community of modest scale that takes advantage of the site’s natural topography.
The 2½-story middle school building includes administrative functions, 16 classrooms, three science laboratories with prep rooms, art facilities, a wood shop, an auditorium, library, computer labs and a cafeteria. The design provides a central entry lobby that connects all levels with light and is capped by a cupola. The building’s exterior is clad with brick and is reminiscent of traditional academic architecture. The interior has extensive wood finishes and casework to create a warm and convenient environment for learning.