The Loomis Chaffee School | Windsor, CT
Building Addition Continues Campus Traditions
Chartered in 1874, the Loomis Chaffee School is a coed boarding school located on a rural 300-acre campus in Windsor, Connecticut. The original school buildings include several Georgian Revival brick structures symmetrically arranged around a traditional campus green. Today’s campus includes 12 residence halls, as well as administrative and classroom buildings, theater and athletic facilities and residences for 36 faculty families.
We are working with the School community on several projects to accommodate increased enrollment, establish a master plan framework for improving an existing campus quadrangle, and enhance the strong traditional campus aesthetic. We are designing a new Campus Center that will create a lively student hub by bringing together student dining, activities and social spaces in one facility. The project will include a state-of-the-art made-to-order servery, and two new dining rooms with generous windows to provide views to the adjacent quad. The new building will provide a variety of flexible and inviting spaces for planned and unplanned student and faculty interaction.
Owner’s Project Manager: JFW, Inc.; MEP Engineer: Bruce E. Brooks & Associates; Structural Engineer: CVM; Civil Engineer: Alford Associates; Landscape Architect: Reed Hildebrand; Contractor: Newfield Construction
Like the two rivers at whose confluence the school is perched, Loomis Chaffee has a dual mission: to inspire in its students a commitment to both "the best self and the common good."