Charlotte Day Country School is implementing its 2014 Master Plan in three phases over three years. The largest component of the first phase is a 37,000 SF new Math and Science Building.
The Math and Science Building will provide much needed additional laboratory and classroom space. The interior spaces are being designed to facilitate and support new pedagogies, educational technologies, methods and trends while still being flexible enough to be adapted for a variety of potential needs.
The building will house mathematics, chemistry, environmental biology, anatomy, physics and a robotics laboratory. The facility creates a contemporary and progressive learning environment for today’s students, and will include specialty spaces associated with project-based learning.
To fit with its surroundings, the building’s architecture needed to fit the overall campus context. Openness, accessibility and how the buildings relate to each other were particularly important to Charlotte Country Day School.
The campus is to remain open throughout construction, and minimizing disruptions and maintaining a safe environment for students, faculty and staff was a priority for the design team.
Later phases will include renovations to a dining facility and a new kitchen and academic addition, as well as a new Upper School Learning Center and renovation of Cannon Science.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Laboratory planning and design
Centerbrook Architects and Planners