Centerbrook Projects in the News

Published on June 3rd, 2014

LancasterHistory.org recently was featured by ArchDaily.com, the world’s most visited e-architecture site. Centerbrook, led by Partner Mark Simon, FAIA, designed a prominent addition to the Lancaster Historical Society’s Library and Museum, renovated existing spaces, and implemented a comprehensive site master plan. The result is a revitalized and rationalized “Campus of History,” which also includes Wheatland – the 1828 home of Pennsylvania’s only U.S. President, James L. Buchanan. The client reports that attendance has doubled following the project’s completion early last year.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch covered the community unveiling of the new McDonnell Hall, a STEM building, and Brauer Hall, a Center for Community, at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School in Missouri. Centerbrook Partner Jim Childress, FAIA, led the design team for the 86,000-square-foot project in the heart of the independent school’s upper campus. It has enabled MICDS to enhance its curricula for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and also incorporates a gathering place for the entire school community with an 800-seat amphitheater, small and sociable meeting spaces, an indoor/outdoor fireplace, faculty offices, and common areas with views of a courtyard with its outdoor classroom.

The Hartford Courant and the ArchNewsNow.com published an essay by Mark Simon on designing timeless buildings – Fenway Park, for one – that retain their appeal for generations.

Green Walls Green Roofs,” a new book due out this summer, will feature two Centerbrook projects with green roofs: the Hotchkiss School Biomass Heating Facility in Connecticut and the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts.

Metropolis Magazine published an article on the late Charles W. Moore in its May issue and quoted Simon on his former teacher and Centerbrook design colleague.