Bridgeport, CT – Despite the challenges that arose in 2020, Antinozzi Associates continued work on essential school building projects in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Stratford High School Phase 2 opened on schedule in September, providing more space for the high school population. The project replaced the majority of the existing building and completely renovated the rest. The new facility design brought modern technology into every space, providing full support for virtual and online learning.
In July 2020, the city of Pawtucket entered into a contract with Antinozzi Associates, in conjunction with Torrado Architects in Rhode Island, to perform comprehensive professional architectural services for the design of the Annex Swing Space. The project will provide additional spaces for several schools as part of a larger building program that the Pawtucket School District has undertaken to renovate its existing school facilities.
Just before the end of the year, Antinozzi Associates celebrated the topping off ceremony at the New London High School Multi-Magnet campus. This milestone represents the completion of the steel frame and the start of the next stages of construction for the $108 million project. The updated school facility will be an inter-district magnet school attracting students from surrounding communities and will house 1,775 students in grades 6-12 following three academic pathways: STEM, Visual and Performing Arts, and International Baccalaureate.
Antinozzi Associates has also been actively involved with several projects for the Norwalk Public School District, including recent feasibility studies for Jefferson Elementary School, Cranbury Elementary School, and Naramake Elementary School. Following the completion of the studies, the firm was selected to provide the full design of these projects.
The interior design team recently put forth their finish presentation for Jefferson Elementary School, which featured design goals and inspiration boards for color palettes, lighting, wall coverings, flooring, acoustical panels, and millwork throughout the school. The designers drew inspiration from the blue, orange, and green of the Jefferson Elementary School and Norwalk Public School logos to create a sense of pride and identity. In addition, earth tones were added to the palette to celebrate the diversity of the student body. The finish presentation was well received by the project stakeholders, and construction is set to begin in March for the $33 million project.