Wexler-Grant Community School

New Haven, Connecticut

  • FIRM

    Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.


    New Haven Public Schools

  • AREA

    92,126 sq.ft.





As part of the adjacent Federal Government HOPE VI public housing revitalization project, a rejuvenated school has enlivened this neighborhood. The new main entrance and carefully landscaped site provide a new identification to the surrounding neighborhood, which has suffered from economic and social neglect.

Because of the range of age groups, kindergarten to ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY600COST PER SQ FT$194.30FEATURED IN2003 Architectural Portfolio 8, the school is zoned into primary, elementary and middle grades. New program features include a larger cafeteria/kitchen with an outdoor eating area, a larger media center, science labs, resource rooms, and art and music rooms. Each classroom contains six computers networked with Category 5 wiring. The brick-faced building features metal panels, and an exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) with a PVC membrane roof. The lobby showcases an exposed arched joist system.

A city initiative for public art commissioned a local artist to design and install a sculpture piece for the main lobby.