Fourteen years after Hillier designed the F.M. Kirby Science Center, the Lawrenceville School decided to add a math wing that would replace the aging Corby Math Building. The two-story, 20,000 square foot addition fulfilled the School’s STEM objectives by adding new classrooms and creating a learning commons that unified the interdisciplinary curriculum-based programs.
Connection to Campus
Contextually, the addition negotiates a confined spatial envelope between the Admissions Building and a visual axis with the library across the Green. Subtle shifts in the building geometry allow view corridors and pedestrian walkways to cohere to the monumental landscape.
The student and faculty lounges, academic departments, and shared teaching spaces are arranged along a wide, bright, cross-axial corridor that connects to the existing computer science facility.
Connection to Original Structure
The building materials used for the addition are a continuation of the patterned brick, cast stone and zinc used on the original Kirby Science Center.