New England Chapter

US States, including: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Canadian Provinces, including: Nova Scotia, Prince Edwards Island, Quebec and New Brunswick.

Regional Director: Julie Fried

Chapter Tour

September 24, 2024
3:00 – 4:30 PM EDT

New Fairfield High School

54 Gillotti Rd., New Fairfield, CT

Tour Guides:
Emily Czarnecki, NCIDQ, Associate Principal and Lead Interior Designer
Jeff Elliott, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal and Lead Project Designer, JCJ Architecture

This tour will focus on the considerations and objectives behind design of the new New Fairfield High School and the unique education-collaboration model that helped to drive decision making. The school is completing its first year of operation and the administrative and design team look to share impressions and lessons learned, including early thoughts around a formal survey that will track specific success metrics.

New Fairfield HS

This tour will focus on the design of a next generation high school for the Town of New Fairfield that supports an adaptable and collaborative academic, career technical focused and community-based environment. The school facility puts learning on display, creates a central hub of student and community activity, puts learning on display and creates a culture of responsibility for students. Furnishings has played a crucial role in supporting these guiding principles and as the school completes its first year of operation, the administrative and design team look to share impressions and lessons learned, including early thoughts around a formal exploratory survey that will track specific success metrics.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss how design addresses the school’s educational program and supports objectives for teaching and learning.
  • Describe project process and design strategies that helped to create a dynamic environment that supports school culture and academic achievement.
  • Define what has been learned by the design and administrative team since the school opened.
  • Exchange views how lessons learned can be applied to other projects.

Member & Public Sector Member: FREE | Public Sector Non-member: $15 | Non-member: $20


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