North Branford, CT – On Oct. 28, officials from the North Branford School District, the State of Connecticut, and the Town of North Branford joined school faculty and staff, as well as representatives from Construction Solutions Group; Quisenberry Arcari Malik, LLC (QA+M Architecture); and Gilbane Building Company; to celebrate the official groundbreaking of the new 106,000sf North Branford High School.
The new $66 million facility will accommodate 524 high school students and feature spaces for learning commons, science labs, engineering and technology, culinary arts, a media center, arts and music, a gymnasium, and a cafeteria. The new high school will be constructed in multiple phases over a 30-month period to accommodate for the operations of the existing high school, set to be demolished in two phases.
Designed by QA+M Architecture, the facility’s high-performance design is future-ready and provides 21st century learning to its students. Plans include amenities tailored to its growing technology education and career track population.
Rusty Malik, QA+M principal, said, “Located on the same site as the North Branford Intermediate School, the high school works to architecturally unify the site into one cohesive campus.”
Consulting partners on the project include RZ Design Associates, structural and MEP engineer; To Design, landscape architect; Benesch, civil engineer; and D’Agostino & Associates, technology and security.
North Branford High School is slated for completion by the spring of 2024.