Here at SMP, we often ask ourselves: “How do we reuse what we have, and build only what we need?” Our design for The Hill School’s Shirley Quadrivium Center is a local response to this ethical question. As construction nears its mid-point, here is a project update.
On the south side of The Hill School’s campus, two historic classroom buildings were in need of renovation and restoration. At the same time, The Hill School determined to build a new STEM facility to house learning spaces for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Addressing both concerns at once, the project solution involved the renovation of these two existing buildings and the construction of a laboratory addition within the 60-foot gap between. The 1930’s brick structures will get a second life as classrooms for math and technology, while the new central link will provide state-of-the-art engineering, chemistry, biology, and physics labs.
This complex renovation and addition project is now under construction, and our design team is working hard at a detail level to ensure that the building is brought to life as we have envisioned it.