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.
American Cooperative School of Tunis | 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 Johannesburg | Kgoro
New Dining Facility | Johannesburg, 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 Lusaka | 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 Brasilia | Master Plan
Master Plan for PK-12 Campus | Brasília, Brazil
The American School of Brasilia, or Escola Americana de Brasília (EAB), serves 580 students in grades Pre-K-12. EAB’s 5-acre (2-hectare) campus sits on a prominent street in the city of Brasilia. We were retained to create a comprehensive long-term master plan to identify the current and future needs of the campus to accommodate a growth of approximately 100 students over the next 5 years. The plan considers the site, culture, zoning constraints, and vision of the school.
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.
Montessori School of Maui | Upper Elementary School
New Grade 4-6 Facility | Makawao, Hawaii
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.
Berkshire School | 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.
Boston College Law School | East Wing
New Academic Facility | Newton, Massachusetts
This 48,000-sf 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 | 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 sf 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.
Carlton Innovation School
New K-5 Facility | Salem, Massachusetts
The award-winning Carlton School, the eighth school project designed by Flansburgh for the City of Salem, is the smallest of its public schools. To help reduce the building’s operating cost, Flansburgh secured one of the first grants given by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative for Salem. The grant helped pay for a 12KW photovoltaic array, photovoltaic “glazing” in the greenhouse, a 1KW wind turbine, and a daylight harvesting system in the gym, which automatically dims the lights in response to natural light from high-performance skylights.
Charles River School | 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 consists of 4 buildings surrounding a central playground. Key recommendations of the Master Plan included playground and landscape renovations, a new middle school building, a transformation of an existing building into an intellectual and creative commons, and an environmental outreach building.
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.
Chickering Elementary School
New PK-5 Facility | 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.
Colegio Maya | Master Plan
Master Plan for PK-12 Campus | Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala
Colegio Maya is a co-educational day school offering an international education program for students in Pre-K through 12th grade. It is located on the Carretera El Salvador in the hillside suburbs of Guatemala City on a 3.6-hectare campus filled with trees, flowers and foliage. Flansburgh worked with the school in 2013 to create a long range master plan. The proposed plan considers the site, culture, zoning constraints, and vision of the school and proposes a specific phasing strategy to achieve the goals set out by the master plan.
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.
New K-8 Facility | Malden, Massachusetts
This award-winning 121,600-sf STEM magnet school is designed to accommodate 850 students in grades K-8. The plan, an L-shaped configuration housing elementary and middle school programs in two separate, three-story academic wings, achieves operational and functional efficiencies and allows natural light into all of the classrooms. A three-story atrium serves as the school’s main entryway and connects the academic wings to shared core facilities, including a gymnasium, cafeteria, and a 239-seat auditorium.
Fort Point Arts Community | Housing Initiative
Design for New Residential Facilities | Boston, Massachusetts
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.
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.
Hisar School | Master Plan
Master Plan for PK-12 Campus | Istanbul, Turkey
Hisar School was founded by the Hisar Educational Foundation in 1996 as a continuation of the Foundation’s mission to raise the academic standards in Turkey by introducing a progressive approach to student learning through integrating 21st century skills into the curriculum. The vision of the Master Plan, developed by Flansburgh between 2015 and 2016, centers around preserving the strengths of the Hisar School campus, while making strategic improvements for maximum impact.
Indian Mountain School | Master Plan
Master Plan for PK-9 Campus | Lakeville, Connecticut
The Indian Mountain School (IMS) is a coeducational junior boarding school in Lakeville, Connecticut. Flansburgh was hired to create a comprehensive, long term master plan through a series of interactive design workshops in 2017. The vision of the campus centers around a common green with an inter-connected system of courtyards, play areas and green roofs. Fundamental to the plan is maintaining the sense of intimate community that is a hallmark of IMS and its campus.
International College | Ain Aar Activities Building
New Combined Athletic & Performing Arts Facility | Ain Aar, Lebanon
The Ain Aar campus of International College in Lebanon outside of Beirut serves 900 students in grades PreK-9. Its new 110,000-sf Activities Building houses a theatre and a gymnasium. The theatre is accessed through a lobby at ground level, with seating sloping down to the stage level one story below. Dressing rooms, storage and a large rehearsal room are located at this level. The gymnasium is located on the top floor of the building, and includes a full-size basketball court or two practice courts separated by a retractable curtain.
International College | Ras Beirut Preschool Renovation
Renovation of Existing Historic Building | Beirut, Lebanon
International College is restoring and remodeling one of the 100-year old stone buildings on its Ras Beirut campus. The 1,800-sf Sage Hall currently serves as IC's Preschool, although the rooms are undersized and restricted by the internal structural columns. The renovation involves completely removing the internal columns, walls, and floors while reinforcing the old stone exterior walls with an internal concrete jacket. A newly re-built interior will allow for larger rooms and higher ceilings, and will update the building to current code standards.
International School of Florence | Design Competition
Design for New Academic Facilities | Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
Flansburgh was invited by International School of Florence to enter the design competition for new academic facilities on Via dei Cedri in the commune Bagno a Ripoli. Flansburgh's proposed campus is organized into three areas: academic, shared common and commu-nity areas. Academic classrooms are arranged around a courtyard, the dining com-mons and library are arranged around a piazza, and the gymnasium and theatre are arranged around a formal garden. The existing villa sets the tone for the rest of the campus as the main arrival point.
International School of Uganda | Master Plan
Master Plan for PK-12 Campus | Kampala, Uganda
The International School of Uganda (ISU) serves 550 students in grades PreK-12 on a 13-hectare campus on the outskirts of Kampala. Flansburgh Architects prepared a Comprehensive Facility Master Plan. The study considered the site, culture, zon-ing constraints, and vision of the school. It proposed a phasing strategy to achieve the goals set out by the facility review and to accommodate growth as the school transitions from a two-stream to a three-stream school.
International School of Ulaanbaatar | Master Plan
Master Plan for K-12 Campus | 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 School & Ipswich High School
New Combined 6-12 Facility | Ipswich, Massachusetts
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.
Lakeland Community College | Learning Technology Center
New Academic Facility | Kirtland, Ohio
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.
Landmark School | Master Plan
Master Plan for Grade 2-12 Campus | Beverly, Massachusetts
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.
Lincoln School | Library & Media Center
New Library | Kathmandu, Nepal
The project for Lincoln School in Nepal involves the design and construction of a new Library and Learning Center. The library will become a technology and social hub for the campus. 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.
MacArthur Elementary School
New K-5 Facility | Waltham, Massachusetts
The MacArthur Elementary School was part of a citywide revitalization of Waltham’s elementary and middle school buildings, to meet the educational needs of the community and enrollment projections through the year 2009. Phase 1 of the recommended plan included construction of two new K-5 elementary schools, and the renovation/expansion of an existing 1902 school building for reuse as a middle school. This multi-phase project provided all of the City's K-8 students with equal access to modern educational facilities.
McKeown Elementary School
New K-5 Facility | Beverly, Massachusetts
Centrally-located on a five-acre site in downtown Beverly, this 45,000-sf elementary school houses 325 students in grades K-5. The design concept recalls the prototypical New England schoolhouse and the late 19th-century manufacturing buildings of this historic mill town. The focal point of the plan is a large bell tower designating the school’s main entrance. Upon entering the building, students and visitors are welcomed by a bright, two-story lobby that features a stepped-seating area large enough to accommodate an entire class of students.
Nauset Regional High School
New Campus Buildings and Renovations | Eastham, Massachusetts
The current campus has served the communities of Brewster, Eastham, Orleans and Wellfleet well for nearly 50 years. The proposed design retains the best parts of the existing campus, provides new additions, and expands outdoor use to support the next generation of learners, makers and performers. The design for the Nauset Regional High School’s renovation seeks to preserve much of the original 1972 sensibilities, while updating it to address current safety concerns, accessibility codes and ecological stewardship. Much of the existing building and landscape character will be retained and restored through well placed building additions and the use of native and naturalized plantings within the courtyards and throughout the surrounding landscape.
Nichols School | Master Plan
Master Plan for Grade 5-12 Campus | Buffalo, New York
Located in Buffalo, New York, Nichols School is a nationally recognized college preparatory coed independent school with a 127-year history. Flansburgh was engaged in 2014 to develop a long-term campus master plan. The plan recommended building an addition to the Dining Hall, a new Innovation Center, a classroom addition to the Middle School, and an addition to the Flick Performing Arts Center; renovating Mitchell and Albright to restore the historic character of these building; and improving parking and vehicle circulation on campus.
Qatar University | College of Law & College of Education
Programming for New University Facilities | Doha, Qatar
Qatar University is expanding its campus to include a new School of Law and a School of Education. Flansburgh worked closely with both Schools to develop the programs for each new facility, space needs, adjacencies, and create models to visualizes concepts that were discussed. This collaborative process is part of our design philosophy and allows key stakeholders to be engage in the design process and agree on the final preferred options. We assisted Khatib & Alami, the lead local architect, to further the concept into final design documents.
Rabat American School | Master Plan
Master Plan for PK-12 Campus | 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. Flansburgh's design was particularly informed by different aspects of Moroccan architecture.
Salem High School
Renvoation of Grade 9-12 Facility | Salem, Massachusetts
Flansburgh Architects designed the phased renovation of Salem High School, a 1970s, 430,000-sf facility serving a 1,500-student population. 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.
New K-8 Facility | Malden, Massachusetts
Salemwood School is the first and largest of five K-8 grade schools comprising a $116 million school revitalization program in the City of Malden. This four-story, 195,000-sf facility accommodates approximately 1,232 students. The academic wing houses two school programs (grades K-4 and 5-8), under one roof with shared core resources. The 20,000-sf fieldhouse is connected to the school by an enclosed bridge and houses two basketball courts, seating for 600 spectators, and locker rooms.
Seabury Hall | Upper School
New Academic Facility | Makawao, Hawaii
The new 27,000-sf Upper School building at Seabury Hall fits naturally into the sloping Hawaiian topography. It plays a supporting role along the new entrance promenade to Cooper House, a gracious 1929 home designed by renowned local architect C. W. Dickey. Two stepped courtyards connect to the landscape and open to the promenade exposing the activities of the school. All classrooms open directly onto outdoor covered walkways. A combination of low and high windows allows cross-ventilation and provides ample daylight, reducing energy costs.
SPIRETEC | Design Competition
Design for Mixed-Use Development | Greater Noida, 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. This dynamic modulation in time and space gives the ambience of an Indian Bazaar, where the drama of each day unfolds.
St. John's Preparatory School | Benjamin Hall
Renovation of Academic Facility | Danvers, Massachusetts
St. John’s Preparatory School is an all-boys Catholic day school located in Danvers, Massachusetts, sited on 175 acres of land. Through extensive interviews with students, faculty, parents and trustees combined with an exhaustive evaluation of existing educational spaces, we suggested that Benjamin Hall, an existing 50-year old academic building that, at the time, housed high school math and sciences, be converted to a middle school and a new high school STEM Center be constructed to serve high school students. The project was completed in 2015.
Stanley Elementary School
New K-5 Facility | Waltham, Massachusetts
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 | Master Plan
Master Plan for K-12 Campus | 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. 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.
University of Northern British Columbia | Master Plan
Master Plan for University Campus | Prince George, British Columbia
Three major axes were oriented towards significant scenic views and along the natural landscape, which organize the long-range 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.
Widener University School of Business Administration | Quick Center
New Academic Facility | Chester, Pennsylvania
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Founders Hall
New Student Housing | Worcester, Massachusetts
Organized in four-bedroom and six-bedroom suites and designed as houses along a meandering path, Founders Hall is respectful of its surrounding residential neighborhood at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Adding unique jewel-like dormers to spaces within the pitched roof further reduces the size of this 229-bed facility. The program includes a major dining commons, student café, and student lounges on each floor to encourage interaction and foster a sense of community.
Xaverian Brothers High School | Library & Information Technology Center
New Academic Facility | Westwood, Massachusetts
Symbolizing the school’s commitment to a progressive education anchored in core religious values, the new addition at Xaverian Brothers High School encircles the chapel, making it the center of the learning experience. Skylights along each face of the chapel further emphasize its importance in the life of the school. The new technology center is organized around a two-story common reading room with intimate, naturally lit reading alcoves along its perimeter.