The project includes the construction of a new classroom building, as well as the renovation of an existing building. The new campus will allow the school to consolidate staff in a single location, provide greatly improved facilities to their current students and teachers, and offer their outstanding and innovative education to more students in Lawrence Township, according to the architectural firm.
For over a decade, the Bridge Academy has helped students with language-based learning disabilities bridge the gap between potential and performance through their uniquely student-centered educational methodology, say the architects. Remarkably, they have done so despite the limitations of their current facility, which consists of a rented house and several temporary trailers.
“Our school is well known and respected for its unique ability to remediate student weaknesses, encourage independent learning strategies, and help maximize academic potential,” said Susan Morris, director of education at the Lawrence Township school, in a press release. “Our students are best described as bright students who learn differently.”
Hone+Associates is currently developing preliminary designs for the new and renovated buildings.
“We’re very excited to have the chance to collaborate with an institution that does such important and challenging work, and I’m delighted to know that what we do will help Bridge create profound improvement in the lives of so many kids,” said Keith Hone in the company release.
Hone+Associates’ mission is to work with clients to create meaningful and inspiring places that are socially, economically, and environmentally responsible, says the company. Among the firm’s successful projects are buildings designed for the Willow School, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, Gill St. Bernards, and Somerset Hills Learning Institute.