There's no denying: high school architecture is often less than inspired. With the help of New Haven-based architecture firm Svigals + Partners, students of the city's Lincoln-Bassett School gave their hallways a burst of color (and inspiration to boot) by covering them with murals before going back to school for the fall. This type of project is no stretch for the firm, which is currently at work designing Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Its design for the school incorporates both students' suggestions and artistic creations. We're thrilled to welcome Barry Svigals, managing partner of the firm, to join us at Dwell on Design New York from October 9-11, 2014 to discuss community rebuilding.
As part of the state's Commissioner's Network, New Haven's Lincoln-Bassett School will undergo a major transformation this year to improve its academic, social, and health programs. The Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology teamed up with Svigals + Partners for this mural-painting project, aimed to bring more inspiration into the school environment.
Architect Barry Svigals was on hand to help supervise the project.
Svigals + Partners has designed a handful of elementary schools in the Connecticut area, and is now at work rebuilding Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The firm has worked closely with the Newtown community on the design process.
Barry Svigals will join us at Dwell on Design New York to discuss how he merges his design work with local community needs. Stay tuned for more information!