Pingree School, Academic Wing

South Hamilton, Massachusetts

The new academic wing, serving grades 9 to 12, contains modern classrooms, innovative science labs and a lofty gathering space. New technology infrastructure, consisting of smart boards and network-access areas for multimedia learning opportunities, is built into and available in every learning environment.

The new academic wing takes its architectural cues from ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMC.E Floyd Company, Inc.COST PER SQ FT$246.00FEATURED IN2005 Architectural Portfolio school’s historical “Main House,” including stone exterior, mahogany paneling, casework, generous period windows and stately columns in a Georgian style. Designers used school colors for walls, floors, classroom surfaces, furnishings and lighting choices. Interiors are bright and cheerful because of ample lighting and skylights. The building’s programmatic connection to older portions of the school, via its dining commons, also reinforces the school’s tightly knit communal nature. The wing’s location provides an aural connection to its pastoral setting.

All corridors lead to a focal two-story gathering space with a spiral staircase—the site of a science pendulum and area for gravity-defying physics experiments. This site offers sweeping views and access to playing fields, meadows, a pond and woods beyond.