Problems at the current school include:
Significant roof leaks
Air quality complaints
Heating system upgrades will be needed
Smoke detectors, branch wiring and fire control panels need replacement
Does not satisfy ADA requirements
North Haven Middle School was constructed in 1960 and encompasses 140,613 square feet, excluding courtyard and canopies.
The school was deemed “out of date and minimally adequate for a 21st century middle school,” according to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges report.
Problems at the current school include significant roof leaks, air quality complaints, necessary boiler upgrades, and inadequate power. Similar findings were detailed in a feasibility report conducted by engineering firm Diversified Technology Consultants (DTC) in February 2013.
After considering the results of the report, the School Building Committee decided to renovate the existing building as new and add an addition to expand the current footprint of the space.
All designs comply with regulations set forth by the School Safety Infrastructure Council (SSIC).
In March 2014, the team from Perkins Eastman was selected by the North Haven Building Committee to design the changes to the school.