This private school’s new three-story Lower School building, clad in a mixture of local fieldstone and cedar siding, contains classrooms, a double-height library, an auditorium, support spaces, and a feature stair that doubles as a gathering area. Silman designed the steel-framed building structure to support the non-orthogonal interior geometries.
A standalone entrance canopy at the drop-off area consists of cantilevered steel posts with a steel-framed roof and wood cladding. A second canopy at the eastern entrance cantilevers from the building.
As part of the larger transformation of Greenwich Academy’s South Campus, Silman also provided structural engineering services to renovate and expand the Middle School facilities. The two buildings are connected using a series of courtyards and other open spaces.