Bristol Arts and Innovation Magnet School
This 96,000-SF landmark building was originally constructed in 1921 in the heart of downtown Bristol and was known as Bristol High School until the school system closed it in 2012. QA+M Architecture revived the vacant four-story facility into a performing arts magnet school for local students in grades 6-12. The project will also preserved the building’s 900-seat theater – the City of Bristol’s largest performance space. Officials have discussed the potential for using the theater for concerts, plays, and other public performances when school is not in session.

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The building is listed on the Connecticut Register of Historic Places as a historic structure and was designed to LEED Silver equivalent standards. It is also located in a flood plain area.


City of Bristol, CT


Bristol, CT




96,000 SF



QA+M Architecture is a full-service architectural firm that provides programming, planning and interior design for clients in Commercial, community, education, healthcare, historical, housing, and recreational/athletic markets. Staffed by 33 dedicated professionals, including 18 licensed architects, the firm has grown into one of the 10 largest architectural firms in Connecticut.


195 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, CT 06032


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