Owner

Hackensack Public Schools

Location

Hackensack, New Jersey

Total Area

46,350 sf

Scope

Architectural and interior design services

Consultants to RSA provided civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and cost estimating services

Photo Credit

© David Sundberg/Esto

Hackensack Middle School Exterior View
Hackensack Middle School Interior View
Hackensack Middle School Exterior View
Hackensack Middle School Exterior View
Hackensack Middle School Exterior View

Hackensack Middle School

Program

Two story addition to the existing building providing twenty-three classrooms, two resource rooms, art room, music room, cafeteria, and administrative offices

Installation of a new elevator to provide handicap access to all floors of the existing and new buildings

Challenges

Design of a sophisticated ramp and stair system to bridge the difference in floor heights between the existing building and the addition, while allowing the elevator in the new addition to serve all three floors of the existing building

Enclosure of an extremely simple and economical plan within a refined and varied facade