Becica Associates LLC is proud to announce Governor Chris Christie’s celebratory opening and the successful completion of the George L. Catrambone Elementary School. Becica Associates was responsible for the design of the new 109,000 square foot Elementary School in Long Branch, New Jersey. Completion on time and under budget is indicative of the successful collaboration of all team members involved. Check out the State of New Jersey, Office of the Governor’s website posting.
The cost effective design not only meets the District’s educational curriculum and provides high level building security but also incorporates many sustainable technologies and systems, just a few of which include high efficiency HVAC and plumbing systems, a high performance building envelope, daylighting controls and sustainable materials.
The academic wings were designed with exterior views in all learning spaces and were arranged to offer quiet zones for learning, buffered from the active assembly areas and music rooms. Pre-K and K classrooms are located adjacent to the outdoor playground, complete with a safety surfacing system. Interior and exterior performance areas, a courtyard classroom and flexible multi-use spaces all provide students with enhanced learning opportunities.