Chittenango High School, Project 2000 High School Library

Chittenango, New York

As part of a multiphase renovation and expansion project, the Chittenango Central School District wanted the high school library to serve as a center for learning and curriculum support for students and the community. The 7,500-square-foot facility is organized about a central axis. The open plan and abundance of natural light provides an inviting atmosphere for ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$110.00FEATURED IN2002 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers and group learning. Conference and computer rooms augment teaching and research. The circulation desk is situated strategically to maintain visual contact and support the librarian’s function as a learning resource.

Site constraints and existing building conditions presented design and construction challenges. The original building was situated at the edge of a steep incline adjacent to the main entrance. Although this limited the extent of outward expansion, it did provide an opportunity to redefine the school’s image and create a strong identity for the library.