Page 44

Residential Life CON CORD AC A DEM Y M AG A ZINE FALL 2015

Our student houses are as valuable as learning tools as they are living spaces, and they feature prominently in our plan to expand the opportunities for learning outside the classroom. Over time, the houses will be renovated to improve the balance of boarding students across campus, increase the number of faculty apartments, and expand the common rooms, which will benefit the entire population. These spaces will serve as an extension of our teaching and learning, strengthening the community in meaningful ways, while preserving both the buildings’ historic character and their human scale.

44755txt.indd 42

Cole + Kiera

Tom Kates

ENHANCING RESIDENTIAL LIFE AND REVITALIZING MAIN STREET

Main Street One of the things that sets CA apart from peer schools is how deeply it is embedded in the Concord community. Facing onto Main Street and comprising a number of historic homes once owned by Henry David Thoreau, a Supreme Court justice, and other distinguished families, Concord Academy is a living part of the historic fabric of Concord. With the Main Street revitalization project, CA has begun to invest in the school’s outward-facing facade in ways that will make it both more sustainable and historically accurate. Enhancements to lighting and landscaping, interconnected house lawns, upgraded safety measures, and a welcoming campus entrance have improved the living and learning experience. Work began on this project last fall, through a public-private partnership with the Town of Concord to install LED shepherd’s crook lamps along Main Street and to replace the sidewalk and add a grass strip, for water absorption and additional greenery. New signs bearing the refreshed Haines House seal now stand proudly at CA’s three gates. READ MORE about the Main Street revitalization on concord100.org/ main-street-revitalization.

42

10/28/15 8:08 PM

Profile for Concord Academy

CA Magazine Fall 2015 Issue  

This special issue spotlights create + innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy, including a campaign impact report and coverag...

CA Magazine Fall 2015 Issue  

This special issue spotlights create + innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy, including a campaign impact report and coverag...