Spartanburg Day School, Upper School

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Certified: LEED by the US Green Building Council

In association with David M. Schwarz Architects

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.

At 27,000 SF, the two-story building is located at the front of the campus site and provides an exceptional recruitment tool and defining structure for the campus. The lobby and central gallery are two-story spaces 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.