Friends School is an 18-month through 8th grade school dedicated to a progressive learning curriculum. They engaged WGM Design in 2015 to complete a master plan which addressed school growth and space-needs. During the interviewing phase, analysis of their primary property concluded that the school could reach their goals on one campus and bring their community together. WGM Design produced multiple early concepts. After several iterations, two developed concepts were reached that met academic, arts, athletic, and administrative needs. The final master plan allows the school to combine all grades and programs in one property. Phasing plans were developed that permit school programs to remain fully functional during the construction process. Designed to reflect the local, coastal architectural vernacular, the planned multi-purpose building will serve athletics, performing arts and middle school classrooms.
360 Panoramic view of the gymnasium and pond.