Museum Academy
This new, 76,000-SF specialty magnet school represents a true melding of architecture and program: a facility designed to support a unique educational pedagogy. At Museum Academy, students develop their curiosity about the world through visual arts, living museums, performances, and exhibition. In addition to the core curriculum, 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 facility’s unique space emulates a professional museum that allows the school to showcase student exhibits, transforming the facility into a creative, hands-on learning environment where themed-learning is on display. Corridors and classroom entrances function as galleries displaying student work. The gymnasium doubles as a performance venue with theater lighting and complete stage. The focal point is the second-floor suite of studios and large gallery with skylights, LED lighting, and video art monitors. In addition to 24 homeroom classrooms are two music classrooms, art suite with kiln, media / technology center, and language classrooms. Dining is in a light-filled cafeteria with adjacent outdoor terrace. Site development includes two playgrounds, basketball court, soccer field, sculpture terrace, and amphitheatre.

CLIENT

CREC

LOCATION

Bloomfield, CT

YEAR COMPLETED

2017

SIZE

76,000 SF

COST

$42,400,000

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 33 dedicated professionals, including 18 licensed architects, the firm has grown into one of the 10 largest architectural firms in Connecticut.

ADDRESS

195 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, CT 06032

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