Mary M. Hooker Environmental Sciences Magnet School

Mary M. Hooker Environmental Sciences Magnet School is a unique PreK-8 facility located on 17 pristine acres near downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Six acres are designated as an outdoor nature center and trail system. This extraordinary resource extends the learning experience beyond the walls of the school and enables the faculty to develop a wide-ranging environmental curriculum. BL Companies designed a new 28,500 SF addition and renovated as new the remaining 70,000 SF of the facility. The project includes ecologically and environmentally inspired spaces such as a butterfly vivarium, planetarium, greenhouse, weather station, aquatics laboratory and an ecological display for the school’s main lobby.

Completed in 2010 this is the first public school in New England to earn LEED Platinum.

Project budget $41,775,000
Building area 98,500 SF

Mary M. Hooker Environmental Sciences Magnet School was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 by BL Companies