Town of Newtown, CT

Project: Sandy Hook School
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
Architect: Svigals + Partners Architects

After an extensive evaluation, the Town of Newtown, Conn. decided to rebuild Sandy Hook School on its existing property. The new 88,000-square-foot elementary school is now a national model for the “School of the Future,” incorporating the most current and advanced thinking about educational approaches, security and design.

Full of custom design inspired by the site’s natural features, and plenty of color, art and light, the new pre-K through 4th grade school includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a gymnasium, library, bathrooms and administrative space. In addition, major site improvements included a re-configured building orientation; new circulation, bus and parent drop-off areas; new parking lots; a large playground and field area, and a landscape design that incorporates passive security features. The fast-track project began with the demolition of the existing 70,000-square-foot building.

  • Construction manager and architect worked in collaborative partnership from concept design through completion
  • School is a national model for the “School of the Future”
  • Fast-track demolition of the existing school
  • High-security construction site