University of Hartford Magnet School
This elementary magnet school is the first designed and built public school to specifically reflect the Multiple Intelligence Educational theories of Harvard University’s Dr. Howard Gardner.

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The distinctive architecture of the school supports the mission of Multiple Intelligences learning. Classrooms are designed to promote learning in each of the intelligences that they represent: spacious classrooms for Spatial and Bodily Kinesthetic Intelligence, and intimate spaces for Intrapersonal Intelligence. All classrooms access outdoor “life gardens” to support learning in the Naturalistic Intelligence. An Early Childhood Education Center, Wellness Center, Faculty Center and a Family Resource Center complete the facilities of this school. The design fosters community, positive social interaction and serendipitous encounters. The main entrance opens immediately into the “Agora”, or central gathering place of the school. Open stairways and color-tinted light shafts connect the upper and lower levels of the classrooms. Each wing culminates in a small dining area and outdoor patio.

CLIENT

City of Hartford

LOCATION

West Hartford, Connecticut

YEAR COMPLETED

2002

SIZE

NA SF

COST

$17,000,000

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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