CREC Museum Academy
Museum Academy represents a true melding of architecture and program: a facility designed to support a unique educational pedagogy. Here, students develop their curiosity about the world through visual arts, living museums, performances, and exhibitions. The PreK-5th grade students must learn to present their work in a “museum-like” manner via visual arts, music, and dance.

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The Academy’s unique spaces emulate a professional museum, showcasing student exhibits within a creative, hands-on, themed learning environment. Corridors and classroom entrances function as galleries, displaying student work. The gymnasium doubles as a performance venue with theater lighting and stage. The building’s focal point is the second-floor suite of studios and an impressive, airy gallery featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights, LED lighting, and video art monitors. CREC Academy Museum is a high-performance building with chilled beam cooling, in-floor radiant heat, solar photovoltaic roof.

CLIENT

CREC

LOCATION

Bloomfield, Connecticut

YEAR COMPLETED

2019

SIZE

76,000 SF

COST

$54,600,000

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 34 dedicated professionals, including 14 licensed architects, QA+M has grown to be the 4th largest architectural firm in the Greater Hartford area.

ADDRESS

195 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, CT 06032

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