Two STEM Buildings Recognized by Education Magazine
For the third year in a row, a pair of Centerbrook Architects & Planners education designs have been recognized in the Architectural Portfolio issue of American School & University magazine.
The December issue annually showcases education projects from across the nation. This year two Centerbrook STEM projects were included: McDonnell Hall & Brauer Hall at Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) in Missouri, and the upper school expansion at University School in Ohio.
McDonnell & Brauer Halls were selected as the Citation Award winner for Combined Level Schools, the highest category recognition. Completed in 2014, the LEED Platinum-certified project features hybrid classroom-laboratories, numerous indoor and outdoor gathering spaces and a striking 800-seat amphitheater. Not only does the building serve as a bridge between MICDS’s two scholastic neighborhoods – liberal arts and science – but has also has become its social heart.
In the High School category, Centerbrook’s two-phased expansion at University School was recognized with Outstanding Design designation. The project included a large addition of classrooms and labs for five different academic disciplines that is certified LEED Silver. The second phase was also an addition of a new entry and arts center. The more than 80,000 square feet of new space brought to fruition Centerbrook’s master plan for the upper school in suburban Cleveland.