The Hornell City School District engaged HUNT to evaluate the physical condition of all existing facilities and develop a plan for addressing overcrowding in the Junior/Senior High School.
The $70 million, two-year-long Vision 2012 planning process, which came to be known as “Vision 2012,” started with meetings with a community facilities planning committee and progressed to talks with district administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
As a result of the planning process, HUNT was hired for a $55 million capital improvements project which includes four schools, district offices, bus garage, and district maintenance building. Highlights of the projects include: new secure entrances; new cafeterias; auditorium; interactive classroom; a new turf field and track facility; music, and technology educational spaces.
The existing turf field, E layer pad, and subbase were removed utilizing the existing main perimeter underdrain with new field flat pipe drainage pipes. The new turf field was a hybrid turf system designed specifically for multi sport use with sewn main field lines and center logo. The track system was cleaned and resurfaced with a crumb rubber surface.
The technology component resulted in wireless access at all district buildings, cable upgrades, access control, and the infrastructure for the Interactive Classroom.
The design for the Interactive Classroom, which incorporated flexible space for individual, small group and large group learning, was imagined as one that could either fit well with other similar spaces or stand on its own in a more rural setting, similar to an old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse. The room has multiple interactive boards and unprecedented power and network access in a flexible classroom design. It includes elements of sustainable design, including daylighting, rainwater harvesting and a displacement ventilation HVAC system.
A district-wide Network Operations Center (NOC) was also built.
Hornell Central School District
Hornell, New York
Design Award of Merit
for Interactive Classroom Design
American Institute of Architects - Southern New York Chapter