Lighting’s Role in the Classroom

Written By: Emma Seiwell Our environments impact our feelings and moods, which in turn shape the experience we have in a given space. It’s critical to understand that the spaces we occupy in our day-to-day lives are never neutral. Classrooms- a central space in everyone’s young lives, should be thoughtfully designed to maximize comfort and functionality. School design, which once took a one size fits all approach, with an emphasis on affordability, has come a long way. Slowly, school design has evolved in accent with changes in learning techniques and the...

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NJ Student Sheds Light on NYC Special Needs School & Local NJ Programs in Interview with DRG Architects

Written By: Mikayla Salib Back in 2019, Design Resources Group Architects (DRG) broke ground on the revolutionary Richard H. Hungerford School in Staten Island, the first of its kind, developed from the NYCSCA’s vision to meet the unique needs and challenges required for students with special needs and severe disabilities in a nurturing, supportive environment. This past December, Mikayla Salib, a student from Montgomery High School in New Jersey, sat down with some of the architects involved in bringing this state- of-the-art learning facility to life. In this pre-COVID interview, Mikayla asks about...

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In the works | The Richard H. Hungerford School

DRG Architects was retained by the New York City School Construction Authority  to build a replacement school for R722, currently located at 155 Tomkins Ave. in Staten Island. This school will become the new home for the R086 The Richard H. Hungerford School, and will belong to The Citywide Education County for District 75 (D75), and will accommodate 456 students with special needs. The Hungerford school was founded in 1967 and educates students from ages 14 to 21 years old in both curriculum and vocational studies. These students have various levels of...

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Nexus on the Raritan River

DRG Architects is honored to announce that Nexus on the Raritan River, a proposed bridge for the Rutgers 2030 Master Plan, is the recipient of the 2017 New Jersey AIA Annual Design Honor Award, in the Unbuilt Category.   SENSES Suspended above the Raritan River, Nexus allows visitors to stand over the river flowing below, and experience the sensation of the river’s movement, listen to sounds of rippling water, and feel the river’s cool air.  Their vision delights from the playful light shimmering off the water, reflections of the tree-lined shore, and long...

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