Suffield Academy, Brewster Hall

Suffield, Connecticut

  • FIRM

    Tecton Architects

  • CLIENT

    Suffield Academy

  • AREA

    30,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $7,500,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    9/2015

The expansion and renovation of Brewster Hall was a watershed project for Suffield Academy. It called for the reimagining of the campus’s social hub — the dining and student center. The project is the culmination of a long-held vision: linking the residential with the academic to create a unified campus with Brewster Hall as its centerpiece.
The upper level includes a ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$250.00FEATURED IN2016 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYCafeterias/Food-Service Areas kitchen, support facilities, freight/passenger elevators, and a new two-story entrance pavilion with scenic views of Suffield Mountain. New flooring, ceilings, lighting, sound equipment, and ductwork were added, and the existing kitchen was refitted into additional dining space.
The lower-level student center is bisected by a diagonally cut “Main Street.” One side is a lounge with space for film screenings, performances, and other activities.
The other side houses amenities arrayed like shops along a street, including a snack bar, school store, lockers, a senior lounge, and offices for the Dean of Students.
The result is a facility that elegantly unites the campus and celebrates Suffield Academy’s signature site and views.