Urban design considerations were extremely important. The campus sits in the center of the Western Promenade Historic District, a very distinct residential neighborhood. SSA developed an organizational idea that allowed the major elements of the new program spaces to be organized in smaller "studio" buildings, roughly the size of the surrounding brick residential buildings. The new auditorium was located in the center of these "studio" buildings, masking its overall mass and size from the scale of the neighborhood. The design has been very well received by all the School\'s constituents. Construction on Phase One was completed during the Summer of 2002. Construction on Phase Two is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2008. Phase Two is designed and registered to obtain LEED Silver cerification.
Structural: Becker Structural Engineers Inc.
Mechanical: Johnson & Jordan
Electrical: Neill & Gunter
Landscape: Michael Boucher Landscape Architects
Contractor: Cimino Construction
2003 MAIA Awards, Honorable Mention