Breck School Master Plan, Renovation, and Expansion

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  • 2014 ALA Design Awards, Institutional Merit Award

Breck School of suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota commissioned Holabird & Root to perform master planning, a redesign of the overall site, renovation and expansion of existing buildings, and construction of new spaces, including playing fields and green spaces. The master plan included four phases of design.  Phase one entailed the demolition and new construction of the Upper School (High School), Media Center, science facilities, and classrooms. Holabird & Root also analyzed the existing mechanical system and charted a plan for ongoing upgrades through the various phases of the work.

The new classrooms are designed in clusters to offer options for meeting in small and large groups and to provide spaces for individual learning with faculty members.  Holabird & Root offered multiple design options through visual tools to ensure the site will be efficient for the school and able to accommodate additional growth in the future.