Preston Plains Middle School
A multi-functional use of space was the basis for the design approach applied to the 2,400-SF of science laboratories. Because the 6th and 7/8th grade science programs would be utilizing this space, the desire for flexibility was reflected in all aspects of the plans.

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The fully equipped spaces include movable lab stations for course demand and allows students to perform activities with small or large group instruction. All instructional space is equipped with technology to support the use of computers, an interactive white board, overhead projector, audio systems, and room darkening shades. Maple casework and epoxy counters can be found throughout, with adequate countertop space for maps and computer stations. The project also included a preparatory room suitable for storing chemicals and equipment, including a fume hood. Finishes are durable and vibrant, conveying a fun collaborative space. Accent colors in green and orange are displayed throughout, as evidenced in the ceiling grid painted with a pop of orange. The vinyl tile floor pattern creates movement throughout the space.


Town of Preston


Preston, Connecticut




2,400 SF



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