Marist School, Ivy Street Center

Atlanta, Georgia

Design team
The S/L/A/M Collaborative; KSi Engineering; Eberly & Associates; AHA; Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Marist School desired a more extroverted and transparent building for its new Ivy Street Center. The School wanted the facility to express the school’s missions of community service and respect for the environment as part of its development ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$265.00FEATURED IN2016 Architectural Portfolio well-rounded students. Sited at an important location between several existing buildings, the Ivy Street Center functions as a pedestrian connector for the campus.
The Ivy Street Center is a three-story eco-friendly multidisciplinary facility featuring 17 classrooms, faculty offices, collaborative meeting spaces and expanded sports facilities. Classrooms include one tiered lecture and symposium hall accommodating about 50 students. Sports facilities include a 275-seat gymnasium, locker rooms, concessions, and a campus store.
To create “new century” learning environments, academic wings are divided into neighborhoods of several classrooms, with collaborative areas as their focus to help foster programs of team-based learning. Learning is visible through display, transparency, and student activities.
Spaces and furniture can be arranged into multiple configurations. A movable teacher’s podium encourages dynamic presentations, and canted walls optimize view angles. Six-foot-wide pivoting doors expose the classrooms into the adjacent multifunction collaboration areas, including access to small group rooms.