Barnegat Twp. School DistrictCecil S. Collins School (Pre-K-5)
The growing student population at the Collins School necessitated renovations and new classrooms for its pre-kindergarteners. The building's existing dark brown brick masonry exterior and limited windows lacked excitement and inspiration. Its entrance was flat and lacked a clear sense of entry.
KSS renovated the school to enhance the building context and added pre-K classrooms complete with diapering stations, internal bathrooms, reading zones, and computer areas. To accommodate more classrooms, they designed extensive renovations to the building's existing space.
To make the school a special place for students to call their own, KSS designed a new entrance for the school with a steel-frame canopy, vibrant blue glazed brick that contrasts and complements the existing masonry, visible signage, and a flagpole. By refreshing the design of the school inside and outside, KSS has given the Collins School an identity.
Photos: taylorphoto.com, KSS Architects LLP