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Agri-Science | Vocational | Elementary | |Middle School High School
Local CT High School Sports & Performing Arts Center

Proposed Location: Trumbull, CT


Wiles Architects was asked to create several schemes, for a local high school in the state of CT, of a combined sports and performing arts facility. The gymnasium/sports facility will be home to, including but not limited to, a new indoor running track, a basket ball court, & module seating/bleachers. The performing arts center will include a Black Box Theatre, a viewing balcony that looks into the sports facility, a lounge area/waiting area, as well as several classrooms. The design is still in the conceptual phase. 

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Carriage House 
Performing Arts Center

 Lauralton Hall | Milford, CT


Wiles Architects was engaged by The Academy of Mercy, Lauralton Hall High School to create a functional space within the on site Carriage House which is on the National Registry of Historic Places.. Challenged by both footprint and budget, Wiles Architects set forth a plan to utilize the ground floor as a multi-purposed room for dance, orchestra, and choir activities, while using the second floor for instrument storage.


Main design themes include exposed heavy timber framing, century old masonry and theatrical lighting.

Third Floor Classrooms &
Study Area

 Lauralton Hall | Milford, CT​

The renderings to the left show the concepts created by Wiles Architects when asked by Lauralton Hall High School to create a design to convert the existing unused Nuns living quarters into classrooms that included:

  • Collaborative furniture

  • Sufficient electrical resources 

  • Intelligent lecterns

  • Flexible lighting levels

  • Downsized gathering areas

  • Collaborative learning to capitalize on one another's resources and skills

  • Peer education & learning

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Trumbull Agri-Science

   Trumbull High School | Trumbull, CT


Wiles Architects and the Building Committee’s fundamental mission was to create the first high tech Agri-Science facility in Connecticut. The building includes an automated greenhouse complete with retail space, biotechnology labs with tissue culturing, floral design studio, animal husbandry labs, state of the art computer lab and a multi-purpose room. In 2001, the facility was the recipient of the AIA Connecticut Design Award.

Westhill Agri-Science

   Westhill High School, Stamford, CT


The Westhill Agricultural Center is the successor to the Trumbull Agriscience Center with an enhanced Educational Program. This new facility includes aqua culture, food science and a distant education program.

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Southington Agri-Science

   Southington, CT


Wiles Architects was commissioned to design the Carl M. Small Regional Vocational Agriculture Center, the Firm’s third agriculture center. The campus of Southington High School was the selected site. Challenged by athletic fields and parking constraints, this new agriculture project also incorporated 7 new tennis courts and a new 4300 s.f. cafeteria to accommodate the increase in school population resulting from the new regional program. The new agriculture center features advanced instructional spaces for floral design, plant science, small animal husbandry, large animal husbandry, bio-technology, food science, chemistry and a two story retail space.

Middlebrook Pre-K

  Trumbull, CT
 

​The Town of Trumbull embraced the commitment to provide educational opportunities for early learning. The PRE-K Coalition Building America’s Future states it best: Research evidence overwhelmingly shows that children’s participation in a high-quality pre-kindergarten program makes a critical difference in their development.  High-quality early learning environments are associated with enhanced child outcomes in the areas of language, vocabulary, early math, and social skills.


Middlebrook addresses the educational needs of a wide variety of educational challenges including model, autistic and special needs children.


The building responded to the exceptional tasks of early education though sensitive and careful selection of all building components. Lighting ballast are remote, air flows slowed to a whisper, no HVAC equipment is located on the roof eliminating building born sound.


The configuration of the plan was purposely designed to introduce way finding building elements and respond to space sensory challenged children. Scale, door, and window height are carefully considered from a small person’s perspective.

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Roger Sherman Elementary

​   Fairfield, CT
 

Located in a FEMA zone, this 50,000 sf elementary school suffered from increased student enrollment, poor air circulation and a FEMA assessment cap, all part of the project scope.

 

Sherman’s 20 classrooms, none of which had fresh air ventilation, caused the students and staff alike to suffer numerous sick days. Wiles Architects was brought on board to develop several ventilation options to accommodate the existing building constraints while maintaining to the extremely tight.

Essex Agri-Science Center

   Hathorne, MA

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Essex Agri Sci existing program was housed in several old pre World War II structures converted from a working farm located on 300 arces. The design assignment attached.The design assignment made a commitment captor the essence of a working New England Farmstead while achieving the complex educational requirements of the Essex Agr-Sci Program. The Essex Agri-Sci Farmstead consists of five individual, buildings each encompassing a special Agri-Sci function. The Animal Science Building contains Dog Grooming, Vet Tech Center with X-ray & Surgical capabilities, and Exotic, Rodent, Fish Laboratories, in addition to an automated cage wash room. The existing Equine Barn has been full restored to board 15 horses with support Tack room and wash area. The Small Engine Laboratory Building houses the Natural Resources Management programs and storage of associated landscaping equipment. The Maintenance Garage Building contains all the large farm mechanism, tractors and equipment. The Livestock Barn houses small animals goats, lambs, etc. and large animals such as cow, & horses, as well as a Large Animal laboratory where large animal can be restrained for examination procedures and grooming.
 

Essex Agri- Science Program prepares High School students for agriculture as a science, business, and profession that requires many well-educated people to meet the demand for animal and plant specialists, conservationists, food technologists, environmental resource managers, engineers, veterinarians, entomologists, farm and forest managers, and many other agricultural professions.

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Trumbull High School Pool

   Trumbull High School | Trumbull, CT



An Educational and community use pool dedicated to providing a location where Trumbull families and students can use the pool for a wide variety of events. The seven lane completion pool is separated from the diving portion to allow for maximum use of the facility. A separate warm therapy whirlpool is conveniently located adjacent to the pool for Senior Citizen or Trumbull residences.

 

The state of the art filter system is celebrated by being visible from the street to illustrate the extensive equipment required to operate the pool.Public spaces, lobbies and locker room are centrally located for a functional and economical operational layout.
 

Many sustainable design strategies where included including solar, passive heat gain, recycled materials, and efficient ventilation systems with heat recovery components.

 

Brookside Elementary

   Norwalk, CT


This project consisted of a 5 phase “as new” modernization of a “while occupied” existing facility. In conjunction with staff and the Board of Education, Wiles Architects developed an architectural statement that reconnected the school with its maritime past.

Concession Stand Concepts

   Trumbull High School | Trumbull, CT



The existing Concession Stand and Field House at Trumbull High School was in dire need of an upgrade. Originally a one-story concrete block building that served as both kitchen and storage room. Wiles Architects took it upon themselves to re-imagine this important game day facility with a little more energy.

 

 

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