Flansburgh created a new campus master plan for Academia Cotopaxi (AC), an international school located in Quito, Ecuador. The school finds great pride in its home country of Ecuador, which has a rich and varied landscape including the great Andes Mountains, tropical rainforests of the Amazon, and the Galapagos Islands. The unique and varied ecosystems found throughout Ecuador will be an inspiration in the transformation of a 50-year-old campus.
Academy of the Pacific Rim | HVAC & Acoustical Upgrades
Building Upgrades for Grade 5-12 Facility | Boston, Massachusetts
Academy of the Pacific Rim (APR) Charter Public School is a public charter school with students from all around Boston but in particular from the neighborhoods of Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roslindale and Mattapan. The project consists of new acoustical treatment to the ceilings and walls of the main corridor, new flooring to selected spaces and mechanical and electrical upgrades.
American Cooperative School of Tunis | Campus Master Plan
Master Plan for PK-12 Campus | La Goulette, Tunisia
The American Cooperative School of Tunis (ACST) is an international school serving 600 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Flansburgh developed a master plan with a phased plan for rebuilding the campus, improving the ex-isting campus and accommodating long term enrolment growth from 600 to 800 students. During the design process, the school acquired an additional property to bring the total size of the site to 2.7 hectares (6.7 acres).
American International School of Brazzaville | Campus Maser Plan
Master Plan for PK-12 Campus | Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
The American International School of Brazzaville (AISB) is an independent, non-profit, day school in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. It was established in 2012 to provide an internationally-focused American style education to international and local students. AISB’s campus is on a small site in a neighborhood of mixed residential and commercial use, with many embassies and NGOs in the vicinity. Flansburgh created a comprehensive long term master plan to accommodate growth of the school on the current site to approximately 250 students.
American International School of Johannesburg | Kgoro
New Dining Facility | Midrand, South Africa
The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) is an international school located on the outskirts of Greater Johannesburg, and has a growing student population of more than 100 different nationalities. The new dining commons is called the Kgoro, which means "meeting place" in Zulu. It serves all divisions of AISJ, and provides an open air environment for dining and for evening community events. Located at the heart of campus, the Kgoro serves to strengthen a sense of community at AISJ.
American International School of Johannesburg | Middle School Library Hub
New Library | Midrand, South Africa
The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) is an international school located on the outskirts of Greater Johannesburg, and has a growing student population of more than 100 different nationalities. The new Middle School Library Hub is an integral part of AISJ's library system, and caters to students enrolled in the Middle School division. It creates an intimate 21st-century learning environment in which AISJ's middle schoolers are able to explore freely and grow intellectually.
American International School of Lusaka | Campus Master Plan
Master Plan for PK-12 Campus | Lusaka, Zambia
Flansburgh was selected to lead the process to create a new master plan for American International School of Lusaka’s (AISL). The master plan identifies additional program spaces that are needed, describes site improvements, outlines design guidelines, locates new buildings, and suggests a phasing scenario to meet these important goals. The vision of the campus centers around preserving the strengths of the AISL campus, while making strategic improvements for maximum impact.
American School of Madrid | Campus Master Plan
Master Plan for K-12 Campus | Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain
The American School of Madrid (ASM) is a private, non-profit, American college-preparatory educational organization offering the traditional U.S. high school diploma, IB, and a unique Spanish “Programa Oficial” to approximately 950 students. ASM’s ten-acre campus is home to four purpose built buildings including a lower, middle, and upper school buildings, and an athletics and science complex. The master plan proposes a dramatic re-imagining of the existing upper school building and construction of a new middle school.
American School of Yaoundé | Campus Master Plan
Master Plan for PK-12 Campus | Yaoundé, Cameroon
The main campus of the American School of Yaoundé (ASOY) sits on a central hilltop location with sweeping views of the city, serving 160 students in grades Pre-K through 12. The campus consists of 20 classrooms, two computer labs, science lab, a 16,000 volume multi-media library, learning support center, college resource center, and the “Parrot’s Canteen.” The new master plan adds a performing arts center, new art, music, and science classrooms, and a new administration building.
Barrie School | Classroom Building
New Academic Facility | Silver Spring, Maryland
A new 11,000-sf classroom building for the Barrie School will include 7 classrooms and a large common room. The building is nestled among the beech trees of the wooded campus with decks, terraces, and outdoor stairs creating a treehouse feel. The inclusion of outdoor space for every classroom, a key element for the Montessori program, was a priority for Barrie. The common room features an amphitheater stair that links the large gathering space with an upper floor outdoor terrace, and is connected to a large outdoor deck on the first floor.
Berkshire School | Campus Master Plan
Master Plan for 9-12 Campus | Sheffield, Massachusetts
Berkshire School serves 406 boarding and day students in grades 9-12 in the truly inspiring natural setting at the foot of Mount Everett. Its 400-acre campus provides first-rate facilities and programs that support and enhance students' learning and living experience. Berkshire School engaged Flansburgh to create an update to its ten-year-old campus master plan. The essence of the endeavor based on a new strategic plan was to strengthen the community among students, strengthen the community among faculty, and celebrate the Mountain.
Beverly Public Schools | Centerville Elementary School
Renovation & Addition to K-5 Facility | Beverly, Massachusetts
This renovation/addition project transformed a 1960s-era school into a high-performance, energy efficient elementary school. As result, the project has been certified CA-CHPS. Notably, the slanted, south-facing roof supports 10 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic cells, and a small 10-kilowatt wind turbine pumps clean, reliable electricity into the building.
Completion of the Centerville project concludes a $39 million reconstruction program encompassing all six of the public elementary schools in the City of Beverly.
Boston College Law School | Newton Campus East Wing
New Academic Facility | Newton, Massachusetts
This 48,000 square foot Academic and Administrative Building includes tiered classrooms, faculty offices, student offices, and a career center. Connected to the Law Library, also designed by Flansburgh Architects, and the existing Stuart hall, the East Wing creates an academic courtyard in the tradition of other intimate open spaces on the Newton Campus. An innovative, operable instructional wall allows two 115-seat lecture halls to be combined into a single 230-seat auditorium space for special events.
Boston College Law School | Newton Campus Law Library
New Library | Newton, Massachusetts
Boston College's new Law Library is the first of a four-phase expansion program for its Newton Campus. The building consists of approximately 84,500 square feet distributed on four levels and organized in four wings around a unifying central atrium. The forms of the new Law Library are reflective of the longstanding architectural traditions that have been established on Boston College's Chestnut Hill Campus, while the exterior materials are in harmony with the adjacent architecture, bridging the two campuses.
Brookstone School | Upper School
New Grade 9-12 Facility | Columbus, Georgia
Founded in 1951, Brookstone School is Columbus's only 3K through 12 independent college preparatory program. Its new upper school building embraces the classical style of the existing campus while being environmentally responsive. A geo-exchange heating and cooling system will use the earth’s heat-sink ability to dramatically lower electricity usage. Deep overhangs and broad loggias on the southeast and southwest facades keep out direct sun to reduce solar gain and provide generous outdoor areas for group study.
Charles River School | Campus Master Plan
Master Plan for PK-8 Campus | Dover, Massachusetts
Charles River School is an independent non-denominational day school in Dover, MA. CRS currently serves approximately 190 coeducational students in grades PreK-8. The campus is located on 16 acres in the center of Dover, across from the Town Hall. The campus consists of 4 buildings surrounding a central playground.
Chelmsford Public Schools | Chelmsford High School
Renovation & Addition to Grade 9-12 Facility | Chelmsford, Massachusetts
The Chelmsford High School project involved 256,000-sf renovations and 20,000-sf additions of a new 1,000-seat performing arts center, which serves the school and the community. Renovations included a complete code update to meet current requirements as well as rebuilt science labs, improved HVAC systems, new electrical and data systems, handicap accessibility upgrades, and other improvements. Flansburgh’s careful planning and cost control kept construction on schedule and more than $700,000 under budget.
Dover-Sherborn Regional School District | Chickering Elementay School
New Elementary School | Dover, Massachusetts
Conceived as a camp-like cluster of rural buildings in a woodland setting, this two-story, 93,000 square foot school for 700 children in grades preK-5 is composed of rustic forms clad in wood siding, common brick, and copper trim. A central day-lit arrival space is used as a gathering space, exhibit space, and meeting space to foster a strong sense of community. Innovative project rooms, located between pairs of classrooms, are used extensively for small group work and in-class services.
Fairhaven Public Schools | Fairhaven High School
Restoration & Addition to Grade 9-12 Facility | Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Given as a gift to the City of Fairhaven by Henry Huttleston Rogers in 1906, the existing Fairhaven High School is an historic landmark. The restoration work included converting the existing gymnasium into a library, painstakingly reusing and reconfiguring existing materials, and replicating historic fixtures. Set back from the existing building to minimize its impact and composed of simple, strong plutonic solids, the 85,000 square foot addition includes a new gymnasium, auditorium, arts classrooms, and science labs.
Fort Point Arts Community | Housing Initiative
Fort Point Arts Community, Inc. of South Boston (FPAC) engaged Flansburgh to develop its housing initiative that involves the interplay of artist housing, artist work space, shared workspace, performance venues and commercial development. A major goal of the project is to celebrate art in the public realm with Open Studios, outdoor arts space, and performances. The design organizes these spaces around an “Arts Alley” which can serve as an outdoor artist work space, venue for public art and outdoor gathering area during performances.
Haile-Manas Academy | Campus Master Plan
Master Plan for Grade 9-12 Campus | Debre Berhan, Ethiopia
Haile-Manas Academy (HMA) is an all-new, co-educational secondary school for Ethiopian students. The merit-based school will provide a high standard of education to help shape the cities and future leaders of the country. The Master Plan helps identify programmatic needs for 400 boarding students as well as accommodations for much of the school’s faculty and staff. Site, climate, and culture influence the plans organization, orientations, and proportions.
Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District | Renovation of School Libraries
Study for Renovations of Library Facilities | Wenham, Massachusetts
This study conducted for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District focused on key design strategies and the evaluation of existing spaces. This provided the opportunity to “re-imagine” and enhance the academic and social learning environment of five existing schools within one project. The purpose of this study is to develop, evaluate and select the preferred design solutions for each of the four existing school library spaces, and to bring them in line with the District’s vision of creating educational spaces that prepare students to succeed.
International School of Ulaanbaatar
Master Plan & Addition | Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
The International School of Ulaanbaatar (ISU) is an independent K-12 day school with an enrollment of 258 students representing 27 nations. We are currently working with faculty, students, and board members to develop a campus master plan that will provide a framework for the future expansion of the school. Growing enrollment will demand an initial expansion to accommodate 500 students and a future expansion to accommodate 800 students.
Ipswich Middle/High School
New Middle/High School | Ipswich, MA
This combined, award-winning middle/high school incorporates a unique kiva-centered classroom plan within a traditional New England ‘house-and-barn’ scheme.
The ‘house’ contains separate entrances, administration offices, and classroom zones for middle and high school programs, and a shared media center. Located in the ‘barn’ are a cafeteria; large and small gymnasia; and a performing arts wing featuring a 700-seat auditorium, choral/band practice rooms, and a community-use entrance.
The house plan organizes groups of eight five-sided classrooms around central ‘kivas’ equipped with multimedia consoles and pull-down screens. With stepped seating for up to 60 students, the kivas provide each grade level with immediate access to team teaching and presentation space.
Lakeland Community College Learning Technology Center
Concept | Kirtland, OH
The preliminary design for this new center for learning in Ohio provides state-of-the-art facilities for in-house teaching and distance-learning, and incorporates sophisticated telecommunications, audiovisual, and computer technology. Complimenting the building’s high-tech purpose, the design includes several sustainable design features including passive solar heating, day lighting, a geo-exchange HVAC system, and certified wood construction.
College Master Plan | Prides Crossing, MA
This independent school for 280 students is situated on the scenic “Gold Coast” of Cape Ann. The school purchased land adjoining its original (upper) campus, creating alternatives for development of a new "lower" campus, comprising 17 acres. The proposed program includes a new athletic facility, performing arts center, and an academic center. The master plan thoughtfully responds to the steep changes in topography, wetlands, and ocean ledge that are characteristic of the proposed site.
Library and Classroom Building | Kathmandu, Nepal
The project for this K-12 international school in Kathmandu, Nepal involves the design and construction of two structures: a new Library and Learning Center and a new Administration and Arts building. The library will become a technology and social hub for the campus, replacing the existing outdated library with a transparent modern 3-story building. The first level will hold project rooms, a conference room, quiet seating areas, social gathering space, a coffee bar and offices. The second level is organized around an outdoor courtyard, with elementary school book stacks and story area on one side and computer room and quiet area on the other sides. The upper floor holds classrooms and smaller seminar rooms. The administration building incorporates a new reception and entry gate, offices, and bus parking with drop-off space on the ground floor. The upper floor includes two art rooms and offices around an outdoor courtyard terrace.
Montessori School of Maui
New Classroom Building | Maui, HI
Following sustainability guidelines developed in concert with the University of Hawaii, the expanded campus is designed to be an indoor/outdoor “Living Classroom.” Learning will take place in the context of environmental stewardship. Sustainable elements include: natural ventilation, day lighting, rainwater collection, water efficient landscaping, local materials, and photovoltaic panels. The project was awarded the Merit Design Award - Design Share.
Rabat American School Master Plan
Facilities Master Plan | Rabat, Morocco
The Rabat American School engaged Flansburgh to develop a master plan for a new campus of 680 students on a 5.8-hectare site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Working in Rabat, we were inspired by the rich history of architecture in Morocco, which draws from its legacy as a cultural crossroads, with influence from Roman, Moorish, Andalusian, Arab-Islamic, and French cultures. Three aspects of Moroccan architecture in particular informed the design:
The organization of the school into “Riads,” traditional Moroccan courtyard homes, with each division housed in a Riad with classrooms surrounding a central courtyard.
The organization of Riads along a “Medina Street,” which emulates the pedestrian streets of the medina, the ancient walled city. The Medina Street acts as a collector, bringing together the whole school community and providing a space for casual and informal encounters.
The use of Moucharabieh, a screen wall with islamic patterns, for shading and privacy.
Other important considerations in the design included designing spaces that support a collaborative approach to teaching and learning, and responding to local environmental conditions. With regard to the latter, the zig-zag shape of the plan maximizes self-shading while blocking the cold winter winds, opening up to the cooling summer winds, and also maximizing views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Salem High School
Renovation | Salem, MA
Flansburgh Architects designed the phased renovation of Salem High School, a 1970s, 430,000 square foot facility serving a 1,500-student population. The scope included roof replacement, resolution of ADA accessibility, exterior envelope improvements, new interior finishes, HVAC, plumbing, and data/electrical upgrades. To bring the high school’s existing layout up to current educational standards, Flansburgh reconfigured and modified large, open-plan areas into specialized functions for music, arts, a state-of-the-art library/media center, and science labs. Salem High School was the first public school in Massachusetts to utilize the new state-approved CM-at-Risk process, which brought the project in on time and within budget.
Stanley Elementary School
New Elementary School | Waltham, MA
The award-winning Stanley Elementary School, a "green" school from its inception, is the first public elementary school in Massachusetts to achieve a Silver LEED rating from the USGBC. As a recipient of one of the first grants from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative for renewable-energy generation, the project was accomplished within the State’s strict funding formula. An example of the building’s “no cost” green strategies is its orientation on an east-west axis to maximize natural day lighting and give views to 90% of the interior spaces.
The American School of Kinshasa
International Master Plan | Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The American School of Kinshasa (TASOK) is a 300-student, K-12 independent school serving both Congolese and English-speaking expatriate families. Flansburgh Architects visited the school and conducted a facilities audit to evaluate immediate and long-term needs. It was understood that any recommendations would be made in the context of the challenging social, economic, and technical conditions that exist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The first step in the expansion suggests an incremental approach by renovating one typical middle school classroom building to become a new prototypical, climate-responsive, and self-sustaining classroom for the 21st century. This remade classroom building will be connected to an outdoor forest classroom dedicated to the study, care, and preservation of the rain forest. As a prototype, it will be used as an example of what could be achieved if every classroom building were renovated, and serve as an unmistakable guide for future improvements.
The American School of Kinshasa Classroom
Forest Classroom Model | Kinshasa, DRC
The first “forest classroom” at TASOK exemplifies green design in the developing world. Its construction is straight forward with materials available in Africa. Green features include a double-insulated roof and ventilated attic space to dissipate midday sun, destratification fans, water catchment, and cross ventilation, exterior sun shading and provisions for photovoltaic panels.
Design Competition | Greater Noida, Delhi, India
This 62,750 square meter mixed use scheme uses the 8-meter structural bay spacing as an organizing theme that is economical to build and brings unity to the overall project. WORK spaces occupy the site perimeter. PLAY spaces occupy the center courtyard and LIVING spaces are elevated above the site, oriented towards Delhi with views overlooking the Yamuna River. WORK, PLAY and LIVING spaces are woven together with 8-meter wide threads of undulating landscape. This dynamic modulation in time and space gives the ambience of an Indian Bazaar, where the drama of each day unfolds. Below these landscaped threads exists a warren of interiors derived from traditional Indian cities. On top exists a park-like setting with groves of trees and a meandering path that gradually ascends from the eastern edge of the site to the western edge. The path culminates at large tranquil pool that becomes a virtual extension of the Yamuna River over the embankment and into the site. Above the pool, an iconic form is created with the dramatic intersection of the hotel and the apartments. The horizontal hotel building is lifted 40 meters above the ground, rotated off the structural grid and oriented toward Delhi.
The scheme includes five unique characteristics of an emerging Indian architecture. The distinctive building profile - silhouetted against the sky – expresses a connection to larger India and the cosmos beyond. Roof, water, natural landscape are integrated - actually interwoven - into the fabric of the buildings. Arrival to the project can be at a higher level (on top of the undulating landscape), or at a lower level (below the undulating landscape in a bazaar-like world) to express duality. Movements within the project shift direction in plan and elevation to give unexpected experiences and ambiguous impressions. Architectural expression includes the casting of shadows, breaking of mass, rhythms in structure and solids and voids, like traditional Indian architecture.
University of Northern British Columbia
Master Plan | British Columbia, Canada
Three major axes were oriented towards significant scenic views and along the natural landscape, which organize the long-range Campus Master Plan for the University of Northern British Columbia. At the intersection of these axes is the “Agora,” a single-story internal connector between all major buildings. As the university has grown, the radial organization has kept the essential relationships of the plan. The design guidelines require exposed timber and stone inspired by indigenous building traditions to provide both design freedom and a cohesive campus aesthetic.
Waldorf School at Moraine Farm | Campus Relocation
Renovation & Addition to PK-8 Facility | Beverly, Massachusetts
Waldorf School at Moraine Farm was founded in 1986 as the Cape Ann Waldorf School in Gloucester, Massachusetts. In 2010, after purchasing the 10-acre historic Moraine Farm property in Beverly, the school engaged Flansburgh to convert and expand the erstwhile office building into a suitable facility for the relocated school. The project was successfully executed within conservation restrictions of the Trustees of Reservations, Essex County Greenbelt Association, and the Batchelder Trust.
New Construction | Chester, PA
The Widener University School of Business Administration in Chester, PA houses the MBA program in this new 32,500 square foot complex. A two-story, sky-lit atrium provides convenient access to all major academic spaces, and draws an abundance of natural lighting into interior spaces. This signature building also provides a new entrance to the larger Widener University campus and enhances pedestrian circulation between existing residential and core academic buildings. The building is heated and cooled using an innovative geothermal system.