K-12 Education: K-8 Schools
Rochester School Department
East Rochester Elementary School
Rochester School District partnered with Lavallee Brensinger Architects to complete a study of its eight elementary schools, seeking to identify conditions affecting the education and experience of the students it serves. After reviewing the existing conditions of each school, Lavallee Brensinger was asked to provide a district-wide master plan. This plan mapped out improvements to each of the schools and prioritized them, with East Rochester ranking the highest immediate need.
The addition and renovation design for East Rochester minimizes clutter, makes playful use of rainbow colored glass, and provides ample space throughout for student artwork display. It will include construction of a new two-story classroom wing with natural light in every room, repurpose former multi-use space to a kitchen and servery, and renovation to the existing kindergarten wing built in 2000. Interior designs are colorful, thoughtful, and child-centric. On the exterior, additions include a central student plaza, a fire lane, extended parking and parent queuing, site safety and security upgrades, and improved playground access.