J. Sloat Fassett Elementary School

Elmira, New York

Extensive renovations to Fassett Elementary School, which involved adding a 34,000-square-foot section behind the existing building, are part of Elmira City School District’s focus on improving educational facilities for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Major design elements include renovated kitchen facilities and a large addition that includes ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$218.78FEATURED IN2008 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation rooms, physical-education facilities and classrooms.  

The former auditorium/cafeteria/gymnasium was replaced by a dedicated auditorium and cafeteria, and a new gymnasium, along with 13 new classrooms, were added. New music rooms include choral and instrumental areas as part of the new addition.

The design replaces HVAC systems, electrical service, roofs and new playgrounds, as well as a new bus dropoff area and parking facilities. The team also designed new security systems, including configurations for line-of-sight, building access control and technology.