Valley Regional High School

Deep River, Connecticut

  • FIRM

    C.J. Lawler Associates


    Connecticut Regional School District #4

  • AREA

    135,250 sq.ft.





This circa 1950 building required code updates, extensive interior/exterior renovations and programmatic redesign to serve the region for another 20 years. The program included renovations to the entry, administrative offices, cafeteria, auditorium, classrooms and circulation space. Also included were technology infrastructure, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMAdvent Design, Inc.COST PER SQ FT$132.00FEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAuditoriums/Music Rooms and accessibility upgrades, and roof and window replacement.

To enhance this school’s award-winning arts program, arts classrooms and studios were reconfigured and expanded. The auditorium was renovated to provide larger, soundproofed instrumental and choral music classrooms with secure instrument storage.

A new media center and a performance complex were built with an auditorium, stage and lobby. The auditorium is designed acoustically for lecture, theater and music, and can be used by the school and community. It offers a full sound booth and professional theater lighting. The lobby area is accessible via stairs and a ramp. Two-story glazing throughout the curved addition adds daylight and dramatic night lighting.

This new arts wing/theater entrance also serves as a secondary entrance for the school.