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The Lexington School

Master Plan and Implementation

the backstory

A Campus Master Plan renders a bold vision for the Lexington School, beginning with the New Lower School Wing in 2002.  This first phase defines a new campus green and sets the stage for future projects, including the New Academic Center, athletic fields and playgrounds.

at-a-glance

TYPE:
Master Planning and Implementation
PRACTICE:
Architecture
Interior Design
Programming & Planning
LOCATION:
Lexington, KY
STATUS:
Est. Completion 2019
SIZE:
100,000 SF (phase 1) 35,800 SF (new Academic Center)
INSIGHT

Devise a plan that first pays homage to the surrounding historic context, yet fosters Lexington School’s curriculum and collaborative approach to education with a 21st century design that addresses current overcrowding, accommodates future enrollment increases and latest technologies, and provides common spaces. 

SOLUTION
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Phase 1 of the Master Plan, the new Lower School Wing, uses a bold curve to set it apart from the existing facility, defining a new campus green and setting the stage for future projects.

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Phase 2 of the Master Plan includes the addition of a new Academic Center, athletic fields and playgrounds. The new shared Academic Center anchors the three academic divisions – Preschool, Lower School and Middle School, creating a strong front door to the building and allowing each division direct access to a covered drop-off and plaza. 

 

IMPACT