Black Rock Elementary School

Thomaston, Connecticut

  • FIRM

    Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.

  • CLIENT

    Town of Thomaston, Connecticut

  • AREA

    52,314 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $6,400,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/1999

Black Rock Elementary School was built in multiple phases during the 1950s and 1960s. The 37,000-square-foot, one-story brick school, with deep overhangs and shallow pitched roofs, is reminiscent of the prairie-style designs of Frank Lloyd Wright.

The addition of approximately 16,000 square feet enhances the existing structure in a cheerful and playful way, while ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$122.34FEATURED IN2000 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas new and renewed core facilities for this outdated and overloaded structure. The renovated and expanded facility houses a new media center (in what was once the multipurpose space), a new gymnasium, a new auditorium/cafeteria, a new administrative suite, three renovated classroom wings, a new two-classroom addition, and a new heating, ventilating and cooling system.

The school is organized into separate pre-K/kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade wings, which are joined by the new core facilities. A new entry is located in this same area. This design also accommodates plans for another phase: the addition of a third-grade wing to this growing school.

Photographer: ©Woodruff/Brown Photography