Education, Interiors, Libraries, Sustainable Design
The addition to the 1934 Jeremiah E. Burke High School includes a combined public and school library, a community center, and a gymnasium. The public library stretches along the street with a two-story-high glass façade. An open stair connects to the high school library above. And at the top of the new wing is a competition-sized school gymnasium, with special floor construction to isolate noise.
Program: School facilities including classrooms, science labs, art rooms, offices and school auditorium; combined high school and public branch library with reading rooms, young adults’ room, children’s library, preschool story area, group study rooms and collections areas; gymnasium with competition size basketball court, locker rooms, weight rooms and auxiliary gymnasium; community center with meeting rooms and after-hours access to gymnasium.