Mendham High School Addition
Client: West Morris Regional High School District
Location: Mendham, NJ
MMA provided Programming, Master Planning, Architecture and Interior Design Services for 6,570 S.F. of alteration and 21,640 S.F. of expansion space for the West Morris Mendham High Schools located in Mendham, NJ
West Morris Mendham High School was faced with a substantial increase in student enrollment; antiquated mechanical, electrical, and lighting systems; undersized instructional spaces; and corridor congestion. New improvements include expansion of the existing elective wing as well as the addition of a four-story glass and masonry structure that will house ten (10) new classrooms, science labs and much-needed storage facilities.
An additional concern was the overcrowding of the existing cafeteria due to only one lunch session a day; students presently take their lunch in the corridors and in the main lobby. As part of the new design, an additional cafeteria, multi-use space will reside at the uppermost level of the new four-story structure. Location of the new expansion will also serve to provide additional security measures by eliminating the use of an existing covered walkway while simultaneously establishing a new conditioned link from the existing core facility to the existing field house.
The District was striving to create a personalized education for each child and therefore one of the most significant benefits of the design was the reconfiguration of educational space to create a grade 9 wing for all core curriculum classes. This provided a “home base” for the grade 9 students focused around common academic themes, interdisciplinary approaches, and research skills. We were also able to outline and include within the proposed plan, all technology and furniture requirements.
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