New Fairfield Consolidated Early Learning Academy

New Fairfield, CT

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JCJ Architecture has been engaged by New Fairfield Public Schools to redesign the existing Consolidated Early Learning Academy (CELA), which will be relocated as a new addition to the existing Meeting House Hill School (MHHS).

This project consists of the construction of a new 43,000 square foot addition, adjacent to an existing elementary school building. The new addition provides connecting access to 18 new classrooms, a gross motor skills room, and support spaces for CELA’s current Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade students, staff and administration. In addition, the design relocates 2nd Grade into the existing, adjacent space at MHHS and upgrades corridors, vestibules, and teaching spaces in the existing building.

The most notable changes are the repurposing of the current bus entrance for a new Maker Space and the expansion of the existing Gymnasium entrance to provide an enhanced arrival and dismissal space for the expanded student population. The project also includes both new and replacement sitework and exterior features. The major sitework consists of all new underground utility work, pavements, and drives, as well as the construction of new play areas.

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