This $25 million project will accommodate full-day kindergarten starting in 2021.
SWBR is transforming the Brighton Central School District’s Council Rock Primary School from a 1950s building into a 21st-century learning facility. The $25-million renovation and addition will provide new classrooms to support the district’s first full-day kindergarten and additional capacity for grades 1 and 2. Construction of the 14-classroom addition to the rear and south of the building will make it possible to abandon the original utilities and to subdivide the new underground utilities into town and school owned lines.
One of the most challenging issues was fitting the new chilled beam piping units between the existing low-slope acoustic roof deck and the new ceiling. Using 3-dimensional design technology, the mechanical systems were laid out and adjusted within the 3-D model instead of during the construction phase.
The new courtyard, designed by our Landscape Architecture team, provides an outdoor classroom environment for teachers to utilize in their daily curriculum. The courtyard will have a variety of learning and interactive zones, including an amphitheater in the main lawn area, a shaded plaza with stone seating, and a monarch butterfly garden, all of which offer a gateway to nature and inspires learning, exploration, and play.
SWBR is providing architectural, interior, landscape architecture, and structural engineering design for the project.