Fredon Township, New Jersey
Area: 40,000 sq. ft.
After two failed school construction referendums in past years, the Fredon Township Board of Education decided that a new approach was needed if they were to have a chance at a successful referendum. The School Board made the decision that a new architect, one with a strong educational portfolio and most importantly, an active local presence was needed. HQW Architects, with their 38-years experience in northwest New Jersey was hired to help get the third referendum passed.
Over the next two years, HQW Architects worked with the School Board to arrive at a new strategy that would not only meet the existing and future needs of the school but would do so in a way that assured the community that resources were being used in the most effective and beneficial way possible. This relationship ultimately resulted in the successful passage of a 5 million dollar bond referendum on April 15, 2008. The addition / renovation includes new classrooms, expanded computer and science rooms, new music room, roof repairs, window replacement, and bathrooms.