Construction Underway at Saint Andrew’s

CENTERBROOK, Conn. – Construction is underway on the new Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the first major step in master plan implementation at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida.

Designed by Centerbrook Architects & Planners as part of its master plan, the Dr. Albert Cohen Family Center for Entrepreneurial Studies project consists of 13,366 square feet of renovation and new construction.

“This is the first step in a multi-year master plan for the Upper School campus of Saint Andrew’s School,” said Centerbrook Partner Chad Floyd, FAIA. “It’s fitting that this building, a potent platform for application of computer technology, robotics, media, and hands-on making practices to students’ entrepreneurial enterprises, should be the first of several buildings to be constructed.

“The new social hub for the Upper School, it takes a key position from which it will define the east side of the Upper School’s academic quadrangle while establishing one half of the frame for Andrews Hall, the school’s performing arts center.”

Nicknamed an “intellectual sandbox,” the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will feature a technologically-enhanced social center surrounded by flexible classrooms, maker spaces, a television production suite and a 180-seat auditorium.

“The Dr. Albert Cohen Family Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will certainly become a hub for innovation for our Upper School, housing several 21st-century classrooms and collaborative meeting spaces, including the Kessler Digital Media Institute,” said Dr. Carlos Barroso, Saint Andrew's School spokesperson. “This new academic building, which will be ready fall 2017, will best showcase our commitment to helping students develop into the creative thinkers and responsive problem-solvers who will shine and succeed in the world of tomorrow.”

Founded in 1961, Saint Andrew’s is a nationally recognized PreK-12 day and boarding college preparatory school that serves students from over 40 countries.