Construction & Renovation
Research demonstrates that creativity and engagement are spurred by open, vibrant, cross-functional spaces designed to elicit collaboration and teamwork, but Hathaway Brown’s classrooms were not originally built with any of those considerations in mind.
Together with architects from GUND Partnership, Hathaway Brown will be updated and modernized to ensure the school’s physical spaces optimally support its educational mission and programs while also providing a comfortable and inspiring setting that enables faculty and students to perform at their best.
Flexibility of space is critical to expanding and creating collaborative educational opportunities for students in each division. New common gathering and multipurpose areas will reflect HB’s fundamental value of sisterhood.
Building the future at HB includes thoughtfully constructing new spaces and aligning current spaces with the school's longstanding pedagogical values of:
- critical thinking
- cross-disciplinary competencies
- character and
Architectural plans employ HB's historically modern aesthetic and retain the classic architectural features. While honoring the character that defines the HB experience, the renovations make space more appropriate for the needs of today’s students.
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Alma mater is how people refer to their schools, but in literal translation, alma mater means nourishing mother. HB has nourished the minds and hearts of generations of girls who have grown up in her halls. Now it is time to tend to her with the love and care she deserves.
Hathaway Brown’s 16-acre campus ranks among the most attractive and architecturally distinctive environments for learning among day schools in the United States.
There are strong benefits to having all students and faculty from Early Childhood through the Upper School on a single campus.
Hathaway Brown’s campus opened more than 90 years ago. While stately and beautiful, the original buildings are being unduly strained to meet the needs of the current student population.
The Prime Academic Center was originally constructed as a dormitory for boarding students.
Hathaway Brown School collaborated with the GUND Partnership in the early 2000s to develop the Carol and John Butler Aquatic Center — one of few aquatics centers at a U.S. girls' school.
The Ahuja Auditorium is utilized by every Hathaway Brown School student for dance concerts, musicals, plays, choral functions, classes, and assemblies.
The Worldwide Communications Center provides the tools, structure, and support for faculty and students to create and integrate media in learning at Hathaway Brown School.
The re-imagination of the IDEA Lab allows girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade to use the laboratory to tinker and create with limitless boundaries. If they can dream it, they can build it in this HB maker's space.
HB’s stunning four-story atrium is an L-shaped addition built at the center of the school’s bustling city of learning.