Burr Street Elementary School

Burr St Elementary School
Burr St Elementary School
  • Client Town Of Fairfield
  • Expertise K–12 Education
  • Region North America
  • Location Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2004
  • Design Finish Year 2003
  • Size Site Area: 69,000 square feet Building Gross Area: 70,000 square feet
  • Awards
    2002, American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum 2002, Design Award: Project, AIA – New York City Chapter 2005, Honor Award: K-12 Educational Facilities Design, AIA – Boston Society of Architects 2005, Citation, AIA – New York State 2002, Unbuilt Design Award, AIA – Connecticut Chapter 2005, Citation for Design Excellence, AIA – New England Regional Council and AIA – Boston Society of Architects
  • Collaborators
    Turner Construction - San Francisco Brown Sardina Bruce J. Spiewak, Aia Allan Davis Assoc. Diblasi Associates, P.C. Altieri Sebor Wieber Llc Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc. The Huntington Company Llc Soil Testing Services, Inc. Environmental Land Solutions Llc Hrp Associates, Inc.
Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2004
  • Design Finish Year 2003
  • Size Site Area: 69,000 square feet Building Gross Area: 70,000 square feet
  • Awards
    2002, American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum 2002, Design Award: Project, AIA – New York City Chapter 2005, Honor Award: K-12 Educational Facilities Design, AIA – Boston Society of Architects 2005, Citation, AIA – New York State 2002, Unbuilt Design Award, AIA – Connecticut Chapter 2005, Citation for Design Excellence, AIA – New England Regional Council and AIA – Boston Society of Architects
  • Collaborators
    Turner Construction - San Francisco Brown Sardina Bruce J. Spiewak, Aia Allan Davis Assoc. Diblasi Associates, P.C. Altieri Sebor Wieber Llc Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc. The Huntington Company Llc Soil Testing Services, Inc. Environmental Land Solutions Llc Hrp Associates, Inc.

Located on a heavily wooded site in rural Connecticut, this light-filled elementary school integrates nature into the day-to-day experiences of students. The building wraps a series of courtyards, creating outdoor learning spaces and ushering in natural light and air.

Kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms are located on the school’s east and west edges, with shared elements — a cafeteria, a gymnasium, art and music rooms, and a library/media center — in between. There are two primary entrances: a bus drop-off on the south, and a parent drop-off on the north. This configuration eliminates the need for a perimeter road, enabling classrooms to have views of wooded areas.