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After decades of unsuccessful votes, HUNT worked with C-PP administrators to gain community approval of a $97.47 million facilities improvement project referendum that has consolidated two high schools into a single renovated facility at the former Corning East High School. The two middle schools were consolidated into a renovated facility formerly used as Corning West High School.

The district offices moved into one of the former middle schools, while the other middle school and administrative offices were repurposed in the community.

The projects included a total of $3 million in technology upgrades in the district’s six elementary and middle and high schools.  


The electrical engineering and information technology aspects of this project led HUNT to design overhead splice enclosure points and overhead lines including 1500’ of buried conduit, with pull boxes and concrete capping. This conduit facilitated the building’s fiber telecommunications service entrance. 

With a near doubling of the vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the “new and expanded” C-PP campus, HUNT’s landscape and site designers were charged with creating a new circulation pattern that reflected not only the increased traffic, but also addressed the changing community demographics and after-school programming now common at all school campuses. 


Corning-Painted Post Area School District


Corning, New York



Site/Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Interior Design

Information Technology

Improvements to convert Corning East to the district high school included:

  • Renovated cafeteria and kitchen spaces 

  • New classrooms and new home and careers’ rooms 

  • New art rooms and a renovated music suite

  • Renovated auditorium with expanded seating

  • New / renovated science classroom and labs, special education classrooms

  • Renovated office space and health suite

  • Mechanical upgrades to improve ventilation and energy management; including a new generator

  • New gymnasium facilities with fitness rooms

  • New baseball field, two new softball fields and new practice fields

Improvements to convert the current Corning West to the district middle school included:

  • Expanded / renovated kitchen & cafeteria spaces

  • New classrooms

  • New art and music rooms

  • New / renovated special education classrooms, science classrooms and labs

  • Site modifications to accommodate the additions 

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