Brunswick School – Upper School Renovation

The Brunswick Upper School campus began as a single building in the early 1900s. Over the decades, various additions to the grounds have introduced new vocabularies and materials, resulting in an amalgamation of buildings. This project entailed the repurposing of two facilities and the creation of a passageway that would make the campus feel more cohesive.

The design team transformed an old gymnasium into a performing arts center and an adjacent building into a visual arts hub. At the heart of the campus, they inserted a glass-encased pathway that connects the two art facilities and three additional structures. The walkway has greatly improved circulation while also helping unify the campus architecture.

The Upper School Renovation is one of several projects SOM has completed for the venerable New England preparatory school. The others include a master plan for the school’s lower and middle school campus and several other buildings.