The Power of Inspiration.
During the past 20+ years, Massa Multimedia Architecture has worked on dozens of educational projects across the country. Our goal is to assist each institution to accomplish their academic goals and thrive in learning, research, and community engagement by planning and designing an environment that inspires its students and faculty.
With projects spanning K-12 schools, to Higher Education, Massa Multimedia Architects can bring your vision to life with its passionate and experienced Educational team.
EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTURE SERVICES
We prepare dimensioned architectural drawings and detailed specifications for construction which describe the materials, sizes, and relationships of built components.
On Site architectural representation and construction administration.
Long Term Facility Planning
Planning of improvements necessary over the next 5-10 years to facilitate growth.
Detailed reporting about what it will take to permit your project, projected completion time, what applications are required and what the costs will be.
We create sketches of your project which give form to the qualities and functions described and respond to the unique features of your site.
Management of surveying technologies & building forensics.
Wilbur Watts Intermediate School
MMA was faced with finding a home for the growing student population of Burlington City and provided with a site that many individuals speculated a new school of this size could not be built on. Our solution involved the demolition of the existing deteriorating Wilbur Watts Intermediate School (approx. 78,000 S.F.), which housed grades four through six (4-6), and demolition of associated structures consisting of tin sheds, bleachers and the Board of Education office building.
The new 104,500 sq. ft. school houses grades (3-6) as well as the Board of Education offices. In addition, the campus is now home to a separate maintenance facility and the District’s main football field and track.
Samual Smith School
The center was designed and constructed with the children in mind. It is colorful and inviting, it is state of the art with computers, cable connections and audio-visual equipment in every classroom. From the time the children approach the exterior of the building to the time the children enter the center, the circulation and flow of the space leads them to their respective classrooms. Once in the classrooms, the children quickly familiarize themselves with the classroom layout, the play area location, the reading area, the teacher location, the cubbies location, right down to the little toilet area. Even certain window treatments were set at a height that allows the children to look out at their new playground without the use of a chair.
Unique to this project is that the NJEDA assumed MMA’s contract with the City of Burlington Board of Education for this ECC, making MMA the first architectural firm in the State of New Jersey to have a contract assumed by the Authority. This project was also awarded a Bronze Citation by the American Schools & Universities, and has also been published in various newspaper articles and magazines.
West Morris Mendham HS
MMA completed design and construction of a new state-of-the-art music wing addition at the West Morris Regional High School – Mendham Campus. Having reviewed the District’s existing arrangement of school programs, MMA was able to determine how the future enrollment would impact the existing school facility.
Critical to the success of this project was the utilization of materials. When the Principal told us that “it looks like it was always there”, it was unmistakable proof that we were successful in creating this space in the context of its environment and those who plan on utilizing our designs.