Clients Among Nation’s Elite Schools

Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ clients comprised one in five of those recently selected as the 50 Best Boarding Schools in the U.S.

Centerbrook has designed built projects for nine of the schools featured in this year’s list, compiled by, including three of the top five. A 10th school client has a project currently in design.

The ranking is led by Phillips Exeter Academy. In addition to a facilities master plan, Centerbrook designed the Phelps Academy Center and the Phelps Science Center for the top-ranked boarding school in Exeter, New Hampshire.

No. 2 on the list is Phillips Academy of Andover, Massachusetts. Centerbrook expanded and renovated its acclaimed Addison Gallery of American Art.

Centerbrook also designed Townsend Hall for Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, listed fifth in the 50 Best Boarding Schools ranking.

Other Centerbrook clients included on the list are:

12. Choate Rosemary Hall – Wallingford, Connecticut

19. Miss Porter’s School – Farmington, Connecticut

21. Trinity-Pawling School – Pawling, New York

26. Berkshire School – Sheffield, Massachusetts

30. Suffield Academy – Suffield, Connecticut

31. Hotchkiss School – Lakeville, Connecticut

44. Pomfret School – Pomfret, Connecticut

Centerbrook’s work with Miss Porter’s is ongoing and currently in the design development phase for a new Community Life Building.

Centerbrook has designed for 21 different boarding and independent schools in the last five years, including 10 award-winning projects. The firm counts 44 such schools among its all-time client list.