Candor Central School District

Project Type: Education K-12

Location: candor, NY

Services: Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Project Management


Highland Associates worked with the Candor Central School District to carry out numerous renovations and upgrades to their High School and Elementary facilities. The School District outlined their goals to improve the safety and security of their students, as well as address education and curriculum objectives. Other important items such as roof and window replacement, additional visitor and event parking, sidewalk enhancements and a new electronic sign were included in the scope of work.

New entrances enhance each buildings architecture, clearly defining the main entry while providing security improvements. Both Elementary and High School administrative offices were relocated and reconstructed to adhere to single point of entry protocol with separate student and visitor entry procedures. All visitors will enter buildings through a secure administrative area. Additionally all High School and Elementary School doors were upgraded or replaced to meet barrier free accessibility and current security standards. A fully integrated video surveillance and access control system was installed throughout the buildings and grounds as recommended by staff, state guidelines and insurance criteria.

Preparing students to meet the demands of college or the working world beyond graduation through instructional technology is an integral component of the 21st century classroom. All classrooms received upgrades to reflect instructional trends with dynamic, flexible work stations that will provide opportunities for enhanced creativity, communication, and collaboration among teachers and students. Upgrades to critical infrastructure were included to ensure that classrooms will be able to keep up with the rapidly changing IT world. Energy efficient LED fixtures were installed in both buildings; renovations to the High School locker rooms, Elementary and High School kitchens, servery and cafeterias were made as well as the addition of two new High School classrooms dedicated to the District’s Special Education and Food Services programs.