Alcuin School West Campus Building
Alcuin School’s new 55,000 square-foot West Campus Building will be constructed in place of the existing West Wing and MPC Building. Making use of the natural environment and landscape, the new West Campus Building will be inviting and offer upper school students participating in the school’s International Baccalaureate curriculum a caring, collaborative and reflective learning environment. Key planning and design features include a new reimagined entry to the campus with a relocated home for Central Administration. Student academic spaces include nine flexible and collaborative core learning environments combined with three state-of-art science labs for IB Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Open, unscheduled collaborative areas will be distributed throughout the new facility encouraging student engagement and group projects. Additional next-generation learning spaces also include a real-world Design Studio with full Engineering and Robotics (Maker Space) functionality, a Digital Film | Broadcast Studio, an Instrumental Music Classroom, and a Theater Arts Classroom. Located in the center of the new high school will be a dynamic and multi-purpose 450-seat Theater providing needed performance spaces for all campus students while also providing an open and flexible space for many student competitions, art festivals and IB assessment testing Perched and nestled in the trees with views back to campus will be a Student Research and Innovation Center with flexible and technology rich learning spaces for semester long student projects. The overall architecture design responds to the existing campus aesthetic with the use of natural materials such a stone, brick, wood paneling and large glass windows capturing natural light into all student spaces. Large roof overhangs provide shelter for the many outdoor learning spaces distributed on the lower and upper levels of the new building.