Middlesex School and CBT Enter Home Stretch of Transformational Campus Enhancements
CBT has partnered with Middlesex School on their most ambitious capital plan yet targeted towards elevating the school's resources and facilities to provide an enhanced academic, residential, and arts experience campus-wide. Visible signs of the campus Master Plan improvements and transformation thus far by CBT can be seen everywhere throughout the campus.
As part of the campaign’s residential life goals, CBT provided a series of design schemes from the new entrances on LeBaron Briggs House and Clay House to the Howe Common Room that completes the western face of Robert Winsor House as well as the Beaton Common Room in Clay House. Each project addresses the particular issues of the given building and considers the larger residential project goals to achieve the school’s residential planning goals. Careful attention to detail ensures the historic characters of the buildings are maintained while creating comfortable, contemporary living amenities for both students and faculty and provides great social and study spaces for students. By 2016, CBT will have renovated 3 dormitories and built the new Landry House.
On the southern end of the campus, the site of a new dorm, Landry House, will provide additional residential life with 3 faculty apartments and 36 student beds. The Landry House will be complete for the 2016 academic year.
New Music and Campus Center
On the northeast end of the grounds, a major transformation is underway as the School’s old steam plant is being sustainably repurposed as the much-needed Music and Campus Center. The Arts program was somewhat dispersed throughout the campus but mainly located in a 1967 facility in need of reprogramming, updating, expansion, and general improvement. CBT determined the existing Arts building required an addition, as well as the utilization of the existing structure to fulfill the goals of the school.
Visual Arts and Performing Center
Additionally, CBT is renovating and expanding the Visual Arts & Performing Center and will re-purpose an addition to the building that will house new classrooms and will build a lobby that connects the Theatre and the Visual Arts & Performing Arts sections, providing a sense of arrival into the Visual & Performing Arts building. Supporting creativity, learning and promoting collaboration across disciplines, the new Visual and Performing Arts Center is the culmination of the investment in the Arts at Middlesex School.