The Irvington Public School District is among the fastest-growing in New York. The middle school/high school campus is surrounded by residential neighborhoods. The original 1962 building forms an L—a double-loaded classroom wing perpendicular to an activities wing. These buildings are situated near scattered playing fields, disorganized parking and passive CAPACITY1,300COST PER SQ FT$224.00FEATURED IN2002 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress space.
The district wanted to create a “community campus;” provide separate identities for the middle and high schools; and allow for sharing of science labs, music and art spaces, gymnasiums, library, cafeteria and theater.
Design features include:
- A campus plan with three quadrangles enhancing the identities of the middle school, high school - Covered colonnades surrounding quadrangles and connecting buildings.
- A new middle school divided into two 6-8 houses to create small schools within a larger campus.
- A new middle/high school library created from an existing auditorium.
- A new cafeteria, music and science building to serve middle and high schools.
- An enhanced high school identity provided by a new entry, stair and pavilion.