This comprehensive campus master plan will serve as a road map for Ridley College’s growth and improvement for the next decade, encompassing infrastructure, development guidelines, implementation strategies, site acquisition and disposition strategies, accessibility analysis and fundraising strategies.

Completed in 2015, the Ridley College master plan was designed for phased implementation at the private boarding and day school for Pre-K through Grade 13 boys and girls.

Workshops identified focus areas for the master plan as: more places for students to study and to socialize, a place for the whole school to congregate, adaptable teaching spaces for individual and group learning, renovation of residence halls, elimination of pedestrian and vehicular conflict in the campus interior, and to raise the visibility of the campus entry. The resulting master plan addresses these areas of focus in four phases.

• Phase I renovates and adds to Iggulden Gymnasium and the Sports Complex, and creates a campus quad between the two.
• Phase II highlights include interior renovations to the School House, new learning and study spaces in the former library and learning center (relocated to Iggy in Phase I), and construction of three new residence houses totaling 80 beds that will create a new residential quad.
• Phase III includes the renovation and expansion of the Second Century Building and the Lower School, and the building of a new pavilion for primary use by the Lower School.
• Phase IV is a collection of small projects – mostly landscaping – that enhances the experience of entry to the college, which can and have been implemented throughout the life of this master plan.

Centerbrook has teamed with Toronto-based LGA Architectural Partners as the associate firm for projects at Ridley College. Ridley enrolls more than 700 students from 50-plus countries, making it the third biggest such school in Canada, and largest in Ontario.

Renderings © Centerbrook