Brimmer and May School

Renovation/Addition

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Project Info
Brimmer and May School
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Creative thinking, collaboration and community drove the design of the addition and renovation project for the co-ed, independent K-12 Brimmer and May School. The new environment promotes active learning by challenging students to think and work independently and collaboratively; to develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills; to use emerging technologies effectively; and to explore their curiosity and expand their creativity.

The design supports the STEAM program by incorporating a large flexible innovation lab, maker space (to accommodate equipment for fabrication), break out rooms to present, collaborate and brainstorm, and a STEAM room that can be used for all types of science learning. These spaces are located near the new civic commons and adjacent to each other to encourage student interaction, supervision, and coaching.