MBB designed a state-of-the-art science center for St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s, clustering three distinct teaching spaces around a common bar of infrastructure and prep space. This efficient layout enables the joining of classrooms via large sliding partitions, allowing the science faculty to collaborate without the need for duplicate equipment. Clean and durable finishes appropriate for a lab space are punctuated by colorful graphics and display cases mounted at age-appropriate heights. A rooftop greenhouse supplements the lab environment, allowing students to experiment with both hydroponic and soil based plant propagation. Food grown in the greenhouse is then incorporated into the students' lunches prepared on-site.

Oculus, "No Place To Go But Up or Down," Lisa Delgado, Winter 2009

2009 Society of American Registered Architects/NY Design Award of Excellence
2009 BSA/AIANY K-12 Educational Facilities Design Excellence Award

Photos © Adrian Wilson