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Thomas Edison High School
Thomas Edison High School Modernization
Hughes Group Architects’ scope includes renovations and additions that reinvented the school’s identity and reinvigorated its learning environment. The existing main entry is strengthened with an addition that increases visibility while introducing new materials that blend with the school’s existing exterior palette. New glass facades, which contrast the existing masonry, provide a welcoming experience with glimpses of activities within the building while introducing more natural light into the building’s interior. The recycled brick masonry on the building additions adds context and warmth while complementing the existing building.
To allow the school to remain open for 1,600 students during the entire project, a detailed, six-phased plan incorporating temporary space was developed. The project scope included classrooms, laboratories, performing arts and auditorium, athletics, library and media center, food service, and administrative offices.