Project Category: Educational

Gould Academy Hanscom Hall Library and IDEAS Center

  SA has worked with Gould Academy since 2007 on various projects, including a campus Master Plan. More recently, we have been working with them to design modern teaching and learning spaces that provide opportunities for interactions outside the classroom in small, casual unstructured gathering spaces. The first area to be renovated was the Sanborn… Read more »

Brewster Academy- Anderson Hall Performing Arts Center

  Brewster Academy was using a converted church building for choral performances and an old gymnasium for theatrical performances.  SA designed a renovation of the former church to create a new Performing Arts Center that provides a performance space with excellent acoustics and the tools for learning all aspects of performing arts from acting to… Read more »

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

  SA in collaboration with Maclay Architects designed Maine’s first Net-Zero, LEED Platinum institutional building, the Bosarge Family Education Center at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. The Center has flexible classroom and meeting spaces, exhibit spaces, lobby, and outdoor terraces that provide strong connections to the surrounding gardens through transparency, view, and multiple points of… Read more »

NYA Learning Commons

We recently renovated the former library located in the classroom building at North Yarmouth Academy to create a Learning Commons that responds to how students learn today. This project involved careful renovation design and engineering to work with the constraints of the existing building. Originally a basketball court before it was a library, large arch-top… Read more »

Berwick Academy: Inspiration Commons

The Berwick Innovation Center provides students with an evolving program to drive their learning experience in new and creative ways. SA was hired to re-purpose an underutilized portion of their existing campus library to create a student commons and maker space that could be used by students of all ages. SA’s design concept transformed the… Read more »

The Hill School: Campus Plan

  With the hiring of a new head of school in 2012, The Hill School (founded in 1851) wanted to develop a vision for its campus over the next ten to fifteen years that would allow it to remain competitive with other boarding schools. We conducted extensive programming interviews with faculty and staff, and studied… Read more »

North Yarmouth Academy: Mertz Science Center

SA collaborated with Benchmark General Contractors on a two-phase project for North Yarmouth Academy that includes a new middle school, a 15,000 sq.ft. science center and substantial site development work. The Priscilla B. Savage Middle School was conceived to meet the needs of an expanded academic program and replace small, outdated facilities. The competition winning… Read more »

Lincoln Academy: Campus Plan

Lincoln Academy wanted to update their Campus Plan to incorporate recent projects and to plan for a new Performing Arts Center. After conducting programming interviews, SA met with the building committee every two weeks over five months to review potential site improvements, building renovations and additions, and new construction. We studied connectivity, traffic patterns, academic… Read more »

Southern Maine Community College: Lighthouse Art Studio

  Sited beside the granite fortifications of Fort Preble, the Lighthouse Art Studio was formerly a boat shed that sat vacant and neglected. The Art Department was in dire need of space for students to create works of sculpture. With very little funding, a simple intervention to create two large openings in the massive concrete… Read more »

Olin Auditorium & Classroom Renovations – Colby College

In a series of renovations, two different learning spaces in Colby College’s Olin Building were transformed to align with current teaching and learning practices in underutilized spaces. In the existing lecture hall, the traditional seating format was retained but the space was upgraded to introduce different layers of user control for sound and lighting to… Read more »