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St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s Science

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.


  • The Chicago Anthenaeum2015 American Architecture Award
  • 2015 AIA New York State Design AwardsAward of Merit
  • 2014 Interior Design Best of the Year AwardsFinalist - Education: Youth
  • 2013 SARA/National DesignAward of Honor
  • 2009 Society of American Registered Architects/NY DesignAward of Excellence in the Interior Design Category
  • 2009 BSA/AIA-NY K-12 Educational Facilities Design AwardsAward for Design Excellence
  • 2005 Boston Society of Architects/American Institute of ArchitectsCitation for Design

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