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Riverdale Middle School
Riverdale, New York.
Rick Shands, Architect
The design for the middle school - grades 7 thru 9
is inspired by the location on the crest of a hill
overlooking the Hudson River. Two natural
features - a rock outcropping and a pond at the
entrance to the site - find their counterparts in
the brick-clad gymnasium (sunken into the hill)
and a water feature at the corner of the hardscape
schoolground, with the metal panel-clad class-
rooms snaking between them.