Riverhead High School
Riverhead, New York
Roger P. Smith, Kevin J. Walsh, Fred Seeba, Larry Salvesen, Gary Schiede, Tracy Hansen
This project is the largest component of the district’s capital improvement plan. The school is the flagship of the district and has been planned and designed to reflect the resurgence of this community as a hub of growth and activity on Eastern Long Island. CAPACITY1,540COST PER SQ FT$412.00FEATURED IN2016 Architectural Portfolio is the result of a meticulous planning effort aimed at maximizing the utilization and preservation of existing physical plant assets. It balances new construction with renovation of the existing structures.
All original spaces and infrastructure systems were analyzed and reconfigured as necessary to produce the final integrated design. One building addition contains a new main entry and state-of-the-art science and other instructional/support spaces. Many existing spaces were renovated in order to harmonize the new with the existing, both inside and out.
The success of this project has effectively created a new image for the Riverhead community as a whole, reflecting sound educational and fiscal planning. It exemplifies the district’s vision for the future, and stands as a symbol of community cooperation and support.