Once the school infirmary, Pyne Dormitory was designed by Ernest Flagg, a well-known turn-of-the-century architect and initial designer of the Pomfret campus. Pyne was moved seven hundred feet and transformed into a dormitory housing sixteen students and two faculty families in a small "family style" residence hall.

New fire stairs were carved out of the building at each end and the entry was moved from the end of the building to its side. With an efficiently used volume, some of Pyne's rooms tuck under the eaves, fitting many residents comfortably into what looks like a small building.

Pyne Dormitory was moved to allow the Centennial Building, also designed by Centerbrook, to be placed on axis with Flagg's historic four-story School Building on the main campus quadrangle. This created an academic core at the center of the campus and reestablished the principles of quadrangles and axes from Flagg's original plan.

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