Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies design is rife with innovative learning spaces that create an “intellectual sandbox” environment. Here, students will engage in creative problem-solving and intellectual exploration designed to prepare them for college and through their professional lives.


Saint Andrew's School

Location Boca Raton, FL
Size 16,000 Sq. Ft.
Features renovation, addition
Program classrooms, maker spaces, auditorium, media center, lounge
Year Completed 2017
Photo Credit Derek Hayn/Centerbrook

The Dr. Albert Cohen Family Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is the first major building implemented as part of Centerbrook’s master plan for the Saint Andrew’s campus. The project consists of converting the existing 16,000-square-foot library into a learning and social hub in the heart of the Upper School.

At its nexus is a campus “living room” that serves as a reconfigurable social center supported by presentation technology and surrounded by breakout spaces that can be used for private study or project demonstrations. Surrounding the living room are four flexible classrooms that support diverse pedagogies and two multi-media maker spaces for robotics and other hands-on learning projects.

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The building also houses an IT “genius bar” called the Kessler Digital Media Institute. This 1,800-square-foot space is a fully equipped media center with a television production studio, control room, 20-station editing suite and a sound studio; plus a 180-seat auditorium also used for media production.