Community Preparatory School Feasibility Studies

LLB Architects has been working with the Community Preparatory School (CPS) in Providence since 2002. The Community Preparatory is an independent middle school serving grades 3 through 8. CPS challenges minority and low-income children of Rhode Island to succeed in college-preparatory high-school programs and to become community leaders. About 97% of CPS graduates move onto college-preparatory high school programs.

Over the years we have completed numerous feasibility studies to expand the land-locked urban school, both at their current location with the purchase and closing of Somerset Street, as well as at other sites in South and West Providence. In addition to master planning, over the years we have assisted with building projects such as library and computer lab renovations, fire code upgrades, boiler plant replacement, and Summer 2014 classroom renovations to make room for the first class of kindergartners of the Southside Elementary Charter School.

In 2015, LLB completed a conceptual study for an addition and renovation of the Community Preparatory School’s main building in Providence. Funded as part of a $14,000,000 capital campaign the project includes the addition of a new office wing providing much needed administrative space for the School and a new entry giving the campus a notable arrival point. This is the latest in a series of projects for Community Prep including various master planning efforts and classroom renovations.