Sperry Senior High School, Media Center Addition

Henrietta, New York

The new media center addition at Sperry Senior High School replaces a small, dimly lighted, two-story, non-air-conditioned library with minimal security, computer technology and visual control.

The district envisioned a single-story, air-conditioned, open and flexible media center with visual control, as well as integrated computer and video technologies. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$93.46FEATURED IN2000 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers spaces, including a computer lab and tutorial classrooms, were provided for specialized learning.

Unique program features include individual study carrels, affording the student ready access to research materials, and computerized Internet-connected study areas on the perimeter. Study areas for small-group research are close to the circulation desk for optimal supervision.

A teacher conference/resource room is provided for special-needs students. Natural light is incorporated in the design with a central skylight and perimeter clerestory windows. Solar reflective insulating glass was specified to reduce solar heat gain and glare. A sophisticated, self-dimming light-control system minimizes energy usage during the daytime.

Photographer: ©John Griebsch