This 20,000-square-foot expansion forms the new heart of a suburban girls' school serving grades 5 through 12, providing a new entry, library, classrooms, and administrative offices. Creating a garden courtyard between the addition and the school's original Tudor-style mansion, the architecture engages the landscape through the generous use of glass along the courtyard's perimeter.

The scale of interior spaces varies from intimate window seats to large, sun-filled reading rooms, allowing girls to congregate and interact in ways of their own choosing. The incidental spaces outside of classrooms are also treated as instrumental, providing additional opportunities for interaction and learning.

2005 American Institute of Architects Westchester/Mid-Hudson, Honor Award

2005 Boston Society of Architects Citation for Design

2005 New York Council Society of American Registered Architects, Award of Honor 

Photography: ©Albert Vecerka/Esto/Peter Aaron