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Slate School By Patriquin Architects Opens its Doors

United States Architecture News - Oct 9, 2020 - 08:57   593 views

Slate School By Patriquin Architects Opens its Doors

Slate School, by Patriquin Architects is an independent elementary school in North Haven, CT situated on a 25-acre parcel featuring forest, open meadow lands and organic gardens. This backdrop celebrates nature as a means to observe and play.

Slate School By Patriquin Architects Opens its Doors

The School’s small, single-story buildings minimize site disturbance by occupying the same footprint as the large 1980’s-era single family home complex. An administrative and three active classroom buildings enclose a formal courtyard, hosting outdoor learning, study and organized play activities. Beyond the courtyard, two more classrooms face a series of organic flower gardens, rain gardens, and meadows that create opportunities for imaginative learning and spontaneous play.

Slate School By Patriquin Architects Opens its Doors


All building materials are vetted for durability and non-toxicity. High-efficiency building envelopes and adaptive mechanical systems will keep building operations and maintenance costs to a minimum while enhancing occupant comfort and health. Building design strategies such as solar orientation, natural ventilation, daylighting & circadian lighting will benefit and enhance the learning potential for the students.

Slate School By Patriquin Architects Opens its Doors

Project facts

Architects: Patriquin Architects
Location: North Haven, United States
Area: 
6925 ft²
Year: 
2018
Lead Architects: Karin Patriquin and Paolo Campos
Design Team: Jennifer Shea, Kristin Irwin, Thomas Beech, Max Ballardo, Brian Gonzalez
Clients: Jennifer Staple Clark and Alexander Clark
Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company
Survey, Civil Engineering + Landscape Architecture: Milone & MacBroom
Mep Engineer: Consulting Engineering Services
Structural Engineer: Girard and Company
Lighting Design: Gorecki Design Associates
Acoustical Design: SH Acoustics
Sustainability Consultant: Bryant-Dieso
Owner’s Project Rep: Colliers International
Security & It: OmniData

All Photographs © Ian Christmann

The drawings © Patriquin Architects

> via Patriquin Architects