Penn Brook School

Georgetown , Massachusetts

  • FIRM

    Drummey Rosane Anderson

  • CLIENT

    Georgetown Public Schools/Town of Georgetown

  • AREA

    9,700 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $3,250,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    9/2015

The new elementary school provides a bright, spacious, and flexible learning environment that supports 21st-century learning. Each grade has five classrooms organized in pods with breakout spaces in the corridor where students and teachers can meet in small groups. Playful shapes and colorful patterns complement the organic theme.
Nicknamed “The School in the Woods,” ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$335.00FEATURED IN2017 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas design capitalizes on the facility’s beautiful woodland setting. Floor-to-ceiling curtain wall glazing in the centrally situated library/media center provides abundant natural light and views of the surrounding tree line. Large windows bring nature into the classrooms. In the kindergarten wing, storytelling areas are highlighted with fun window concepts such as circles and stacked block shapes.
The interior design ties in natural elements with a color palette derived from earth tones and water. Throughout the school, colors and leaf patterns in the floor create connections to nature.
The Cafetorium, media center, “Treehouse” and corridors feature benches and soft seating for small groups to enjoy nature while they learn. The Treehouse area on the third floor offers scenic views of the vegetated roof and surrounding site.