St Peter’s needed an accessible way to connect both the 1950s school and the 1970s church building. The solution was a new lobby building whose architecture compliments both school and church with materials and massing that tie the streetscape together. The addition, with its central elevator and separate stairs to each building, provides both accessibility and security while also creating a small pre-function gathering space.
In addition to the new lobby, Trautman Associates designed renovations to the school building. An expanded school library and adjacent media lab were carved from space below the church. The school cafeteria and kitchen were updated with new cooking equipment and finishes. Private testing labs, and specialized teaching spaces were created, and most classrooms received new furniture and fixtures along with new floor finishes and lighting. This successful school was refreshed, and will continue serving its children, their families, and the community for many years to come.