John Walton Spencer School 16

As a part of the ongoing Rochester Schools Modernization Program, School 16 presented several challenges: the need to maintain ties to its historic buildings, and yet update the infrastructure to accommodate the learning technologies of today’s educational environment.

Heather DeMoras Design Consultants was selected to meet these challenges as they related to interior finishes and furniture.

Heather worked closely with the architectural team and school staff to select vivid and durable finishes – finishes that would not only hold up to the demands of a city school, but would also help create an award-winning design that blends the school’s existing historical spaces with the modern additions that included a Gym and Cafeteria.

All spaces were renovated, and where possible the existing charm of the building was retained to provide an aesthetic connection with the 1910 original structure.