SLAM will be providing architectural and engineering design services for the $68.3 million renovation of Nonnewaug High School. This addition and renovate-as-new project has moved forward under the guidance of the newly formed Building Committee. SLAM has already begun their work with the district, bringing in a team of staff experienced in programming/planning to create the ideal environment for 21st Century teaching and learning and will continue to collaborate with the administration and high school staff in forming the future high school in support of the district’s vision.
“We are excited to begin work on an innovative design for Nonnewaug High School that aligns with the School’s vision and positions them among the highest performing Connecticut schools”, says Amy Samuelson, AIA, SLAM Project Manager. “We look forward to the transformation of the existing facility which will not only provide a desired destination for community, faculty and students, but also one that promotes the School’s specialized curriculum, preparing students for higher education and successful career paths.”
SLAM is working to convert all building data and is creating a 3D model of the school working with administration and staff to assess space needs, balancing factors of enrollment, operations, safety, and best practices to capture the essential components of the project. The building’s program includes science labs and classrooms; a renovation of team and P.E. locker rooms; a complete renovation of the auditorium, stage and lobby; a video studio/lab and business labs to meet future curriculum and technology requirements; a renovated gymnasium; improved athletic fields and tennis court facilities; new mechanical systems and code required upgrades. Construction is estimated to begin in June 2017. The school will remain in use throughout the renovation.