Meeting House Hill School

New Fairfield, Connecticut

  • FIRM

    BL Companies


    New Fairfield Public Schools

  • AREA

    96,021 sq.ft.





Originally designed as a middle school in 1962, Meeting House Hill School serves grades 3 to 5. The building was rapidly reaching the end of its useful life, and was in desperate need of repair and upgrades to make it appropriate for elementary education and to bring the school into the 21st century. 

The district had no swing space to vacate the school ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY620COST PER SQ FT$239.00FEATURED IN2013 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation no room on site for portables classrooms. To provide swing space, special academic areas were converted temporarily into general classrooms. The district requested that the building be “Renovated as New,” a process that replaces all building systems and finishes, resulting in a like-new facility. The design approach included eight separate construction phases over 30 months, enabling students and staff to transition seamlessly from old to new. 

Bright new finishes were incorporated throughout the building, including new entry elements, state-of-the-art technology and MEP systems. Through careful planning and creative use of space, the facility is ready to serve the community for another 50 years.