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RESULTS BEYOND ARCHITECTURE

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Little’s passion is aimed at designing schools that inspire students and teachers to perform at their highest potential and that enhance the entire community. Having designed over $3 billion in school construction, our experts within the Schools Studio are dedicated to the design of learning environments for independent schools, city and county school systems, and faith-based schools.

Results Beyond Architecture 1

CHARLOTTE LATIN SCHOOL: PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Charlotte, NC

28,748 sf (13,664 existing, 15,084 new)

The Performing and Visual Arts program at Charlotte Latin is part of the fabric of this transitional kindergarten through 12th grade school. Helping to cultivate a love for the arts, this 740-seat theater is designed to teach and host a variety of performances. A black box theater, along with instrumental and choral music rooms provide performing arts opportunities for all students. Extending from the theater are art-lined hallways and a renovated and enlarged lobby to allow for traveling art exhibits and overflow audiences.

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ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL: STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER

Potomac, MD

Phase One: 18,300 sf; Phase Two: 29,450 sf

Initially starting as only a new athletic facility for the school, this project transformed into a state-of-the-art student center. It is now a destination for St. Andrew’s that is a place away from the classroom to encourage performance and growth through student services, athletics and collaboration between students and faculty members.

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GASTON DAY SCHOOL: STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER

Gastonia, NC 35,000 sf

Serving a multitude of activities, including student gatherings, physical education and student dining, the Gaston Day Student Activity Center incorporates a 750-seat gymnasium, a raised indoor running track, locker rooms, offices, training and health classrooms as well as a full-service kitchen and dining hall.

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CHARLOTTE LATIN SCHOOL: CENTRAL ADMINISRATION AND UPPER SCHOOL

Charlotte, NC 49,128 sf

Charlotte Latin School’s central administration and upper school classroom building creates a welcoming and inviting environment for visitors, students, and staff. The iconic light tower clearly identifies the entry to the campus. The diverse interior spaces offer students opportunities to learn in many different venues with an emphasis on biophilic design. The building recalls Latin’s long history, while looking forward to preparing students for the world’s future challenges.

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CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL: NATATORIUM & PERFORMANCE GYM

Charlotte, NC 77,737 sf

Charlotte Country Day’s Natatorium and Performance Gym reinforce the strengths of the Charlotte Country Day campus experience and support a clear sense of campus organization, flow, edges, nodes, courtyards, and quads. The building design concept is focused on transparency, so that there are visual connections between the indoor venues of the natatorium and performance gym, connections to the quad and south campus athletic fields, and views into the building from the campus spaces. The building is infused with daylight, while exterior features such as solar shading controls the daylight and glare on the pool surface.

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GREENSBORO DAY SCHOOL: CAMPUS MASTER PLAN

Greensboro, NC

60 acres

Greensboro Day School decided to embark on a campus-wide master planning effort for several reasons. The school just completed a Strategic Plan that has a significant impact in the next five to ten years and will require improvements and changes in the facilities and their use. Many existing areas of the building and grounds need an upgrade, repair, and/ or replacement. Also, their Board of Directors had an extensive wish list of campus improvements, upgrades, and replacements planned for the next five to ten years.

The purpose of this Campus Master Plan was to provide a template, based on the wish list (and facility needs) with planned capital campaign opportunities, constituent supported and targeted priorities, and reasonably accurate and validated budget estimates that will allow Greensboro Day School to fulfill its mission as it continues to grow over the next decade.

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CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: FINE ARTS CENTER

Charlotte, NC 47,719 sf

Supporting the expansion of Charlotte Catholic’s fine and visual arts program, the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte has envisioned a building that also accommodates cultural events for the surrounding community. Through charettes with multiple constituent groups, the design team helped school representatives bring the project to life prior to construction through computer models and renderings used in fundraising efforts.

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COVENANT DAY SCHOOL

Matthews, NC 57,100 sf

The Covenant Day High School building is designed so that learning happens everywhere. It also is designed around the fact that no two students learn alike. With a diverse array of space types and sizes, the school supports 21st Century learning, social and emotional learning (SEL), and human wellness.

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RAVENSCROFT STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER

Raleigh, NC

33,756 sf

Ravenscroft’s Student Center will enhance student’s daily life by providing spaces to study, dine, and socialize during their school day. The daylit center has views to the outdoor quadrangle, as well as outdoor dining and activity areas. Seminar and wellness rooms provide spaces for students during study periods, lunch, or while waiting for after school activities. In addition to daily activity, the center will provide pre-function space for the school’s gym.

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