Alphabet Academy
Alphabet Academy
Alphabet Academy

Former restaurant is transformed to create a welcoming, nurturing early learning center at Alphabet Academy

Alphabet Academy, located in Hamden, Connecticut, is an early education preschool for children up to five years of age.  In 2011, due to an extensive waiting list, the owner decided to expand and establish a second location.

Kenneth Boroson Architects was contracted to design the full adaptive reuse of a former popular restaurant on Dixwell Avenue to become the school’s “North Campus.” 

Prior to becoming a restaurant, the building was originally a private residence, constructed circa 1820.  Colonial Tymes Restaurant, later known as The Tymes, closed in 2008. 

Adaptive re-use

Private pre-school includes new classrooms, central kitchen, administrative offices, support service areas and extensive outdoor play areas 

6,000 sf main area (9,000 sf total)

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Project Status:
Completed in 2012