Fairfield Public Schools

Fairfield Public Schools

Fairfield, Connecticut
Perkins Eastman won a competition to design the new 200,000 sf Roger Ludlowe Middle School for 875 students in Fairfield, Connecticut, followed by a renovation of the former middle school into Roger Ludlowe High School for 1,400 students and renovation of the current Warde High School for another 1,400 students.

The middle school features a full-sized gymnasium with seating for 1,000 students, an auxiliary half-court gymnasium, a library/media center, a 650-seat auditorium, and a cafeteria, in addition to administrative offices and support spaces. To take full advantage of the sloping site, the gym and auditorium are at the level of the playing fields, the classrooms are on the top floors, and all common areas surround a mid-level patio.

At the adjacent high school, 287,000 sf of renovations and a 40,000 sf addition address curriculum changes, solve code compliance issues, and implement significant technology upgrades. To maximize the limited amount of space on the campus, many of the athletic fields are shared by both schools. Perkins Eastman then renovated the existing ‘50s-era Fairfield High School building to address curriculum changes, code compliance issues, building infrastructure replacement, and significant technology upgrades to the facility.
AWARDS
Boston Society of Architects, New England Architects Exhibition (2004)
AIA Westchester/Mid-Hudson, First Honor Awards for Recognition of Architectural Excellence, Institutional Category (2004)
Press
New England Real Estate Journal230,000 s/f Roger Ludlowe Middle School Educates 850 Students
Glass MagazineLooking Ahead
School Construction NewsConstruction Concludes at Connecticut School