East Rock Community Magnet School, New Haven, Connecticut, North America
Client: Newman Architects
Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying
Designed by Newman Architects, East Rock Community Magnet School serves over 550 students in a new 77,600 square foot building located in New Haven, Connecticut
The building includes a gymnasium, cafeteria, music and art rooms, science labs and a special education component and was designed to achieve an Energy Star rating. The project has received both an AIA-Connecticut Design Award and an AIA New England Citation for Excellence in Architecture.
RLB provided construction cost estimating services to the project.
Situated on a hillside, the unique landscape allowed for multiple entrances across two separate levels. Sustainable elements were implemented which include a planted roof that enhances science classes among students as well as providing a natural environment. A custom designed VRF heating and air system was created to minimize floor to floor height in the building, which in turn, reduced the building’s volume and mass as well as energy and construction costs in comparison to a standard school design.
Photo courtesy of Newman Architects.