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.
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 35 dedicated professionals, including 15 licensed architects, the firm has grown into one of the 10 largest architectural firms in Connecticut.