Patchogue-Medford High School, Additions and Alterations

Medford, New York

The additions and alterations to Patchogue-Medford High School address increasing enrollment in grades 10 to 12, as well as add ninth graders. Moving ninth-graders to the high school reduces construction needs at the district’s three middle schools.

The project consists of 180,000 square feet of new construction, 40,000 square feet of interior reconstruction, and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$227.00FEATURED IN2004 Architectural Portfolio site reconfiguration. Programmatically, 76 classrooms, a music suite, new athletics complex and new school administration/guidance suite have been added. Site parking, bus loops and athletic fields all have been reconfigured.

The development of the exterior is rooted in analysis of the existing building’s logic of materials use and color patterning, but inverts the relationships to provide a transformed interpretation. Manipulation of these relationships has resulted in the proper scaling of the otherwise monumental building additions.

Because of the highly developed, yet simplistic repetition of materials and building systems, as well as precision-calculated timing of bidding to local market conditions, this project was completed nearly $10 million under budget and one month ahead of schedule.