Design goals for a new Upper School at Spartanburg Day School included creating a physical tool to support new methods of learning through teaching and informal studies, to expand the student enrollment capacity, and to provide a distinctive structure to represent educational excellence for a well-respected private institution.
The 27,000 SF building located at the front of the campus provides a defining structure for the school. The Lobby and Central Gallery are two-stories with common areas encouraging student interaction, with North and South wings housing classrooms, laboratories and a 55- person seminar room. The building houses administrative functions for Guidance, the Upper School Headmaster and Upper School Admissions.
Sustainable features include energy and water savings along with construction waste diversion and the use of recycled materials.
McMillan Pazdan Smith in Association with David M. Schwarz Architects