Buffalo Public School #59 – Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School

Magnet School Renovation Creates Attractive Learning Environments

The LaBella team reprogrammed and renovated an open plan in the Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School to provide more discreet classroom spaces. Work also included locker room renovation, new finishes for exit stair towers, and reconfiguration of toilet rooms.

In transitioning from an open plan facility, we developed the layout of a new “Science Suite” consisting of three contiguous but acoustically and physically separate science classrooms. Emphasis was placed on taking the necessary work scopes involving refurbishment and refinishing throughout the building and finding opportunities to inject light and color supportive of academic activities. Even straightforward repairs and upgrades can be particularly transformational for interior environments.