The method used in developing the master plan for this 114-year-old, independent private school mirrored the team-based education process used within its walls.
The project team was located on campus for a three-month period, during which time the master plan was developed in an intensive, consensus-building manner with the extensive input of faculty, students, COST PER SQ FT$118.00FEATURED IN1999 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized and alumni. The results: a master plan that maximizes spatial and circulation needs, preserves the school’s traditions, strengthens its identity and sets a vision for the future.
Areas addressed in the master plan included an expansion to the middle school; a new green commons (to be the setting for all outdoor gatherings); a new performing-arts center theater and support spaces with an entry that faces the commons; a library expansion; a new swimming pool; a new coed weight- training room, practice gym, and upper and middle school locker rooms; a new all-school entry; the creation of a new entry drive; and the reorganization of circulation patterns throughout the entire campus.
Improvements completed to date include the new Performing Arts Center; the fitness and weight training room and high school gym; the middle school expansion; the new entry and driveway from Glendale Avenue; and a clock tower that has become a landmark of the school’s campus.
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