St. John`s Preparatory School, A.E. Studzinski Library

Danvers, Massachusetts

The A.E. Studzinski Library at St. John’s Preparatory School is the educational hub of this Xaverian Brother’s high school in Danvers, Mass. The new facility completes the connection between the existing Gothic dining hall and the starkly modern Brother Benjamin classroom building.

The scale, massing, building forms and materials reflect the character of the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY52,410COST PER SQ FT$162.00CITATIONSilver CitationFEATURED IN2004 Educational Interiors2004 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers suburban campus that serves 1,100 young men from the north shore of Boston.

The program includes a 29,000-square-foot library and new computer labs. The project also involves extensive renovations to Brother Benjamin Hall for new biology, physics and chemistry labs, as well as ADA improvements and code egress compliance.

"Well-crafted. Great sense of scale."--2004 jury