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Dewing Schmid Kearns

With its carpet of sedum, the green roof not only helps to warm and cool the building seasonally, it also serves as an outdoor classroom, meteorology platform, and experimental station.

Makers Alley has turned an unused outdoor space into a creative playground for outdoor projects, with catenary lights, electrical power, access to the CA Labs elevator, and even a 12-by-10-foot wall reserved for street art.

behind CA Labs

The ceiling of the thirdfloor science office was raised by 18 inches.

Both the Main School Lobby and this side entrance to CA Labs are equipped with handicapaccessible ramps and automatic doors. The granite of the supporting walls reflects the character of other architectural details around campus.

The reconfigured Main School Lobby connects to CA Labs, creating a front entrance for the school and new gathering spaces both inside and out.

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Kristie Gillooly

This bioretention area was landscaped with plants that thrive in wet environments, and the Quad was regraded to improve water flow. New dark-sky-compliant street lights along the Quad unify the campus but don’t obstruct the night view from the roof.

With CA Labs, around 10,000 square feet have been added to the science building, nearly doubling its size. The building previously had six classrooms; now it has 11, plus a rooftop teaching space.

Main image: Cole + Kiera

The new construction was designed to blend seamlessly with the school’s existing architecture and is painted Boothbay Gray, CA’s signature building color.

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