The Westminster Schools Master Plan
Responding to The Westminster School’s goal to improve their facilities to accommodate their evolved curriculum and create “less separation and more integration,” the Master Plan provides a phased approach to reshape and re-imagine what kind of academic classrooms, social spaces, and building expansions will support a more immersed, collaborative environments for both students and faculty.
The first phase of the Master Plan consists of Campbell Hall Renovation and Addition, a new Community Plaza, Westminster Center (new construction), West Parking Garage, and Stadium improvements. These strategic enhancements all support the school’s evolving pedagogy, create a pedestrian oriented campus, and create a campus that welcomes the community.
Campbell Hall Renovation and Expansion
The updated facility is organized around an atrium which provides a variety of study and social spaces. Located off the atrium, the café alleviates food service needs elsewhere on campus while also serving as a magnet drawing students, faculty, staff, and the community into the building.
Also located off the atrium are improved classrooms that have been right sized to increase classroom count on campus. The classrooms are arranged around the perimeter of the building to ensure optimal access to daylight and are designed to have no single teaching wall, as to improve classroom flexibility and accommodate various teaching and learning styles. The facility also includes a specialty classroom –The Integrated Learning Lab—where teachers are encouraged to experiment with different teaching methods, such as virtual reality. Teacher workrooms are improved in the facility to provide greater visibility and access to teachers. By introducing multiple space types, The Campbell Hall renovations and expansion is designed to instigate spontaneous interaction between students and teachers and provide an integrated learning environment.
The Community Plaza, located adjacent to the stadium, serves as a space to host events (such as the homecoming “Pig Skin Picnic”) and offers another community gathering space to support the school’s mission to create an inclusive community environment that fosters learning in and out of the classroom.
The Westminster Center
Addressing the school’s goal to create a welcoming campus front door, this new facility provides a gateway to the campus, housing administrative community facing programs such as Admissions, Office of Advancement, The Glenn Institute (an educational community service program), and The Center for Teaching.
The Center is programmed with support spaces that also serve as classrooms in order to support the upper school students as they begin to prepare for life after graduation. The facility is a welcoming venue that provides the school with a place to engage with the surrounding Atlanta community.
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Westminster Center: 47,000 GSF
- Campbell Hall: 55,000 GSF
- Classrooms, Cafes, Conference Rooms, Chapel, Multipurpose Conference Room, Administrative Offices
- Ennead Design Team
Tomas Rossant, Molly McGowan, Todd Van Varick, Minh Tran, Billy Erhard, M. Gregory Clawson, Gary Anderson, Edward Chang, Luccas Dias, Eileen Dirks, Janice Leong, Mariel Mora Llorens, David Monnar, Nikita Payusov, Karl Pops, Mat Strack, Trevor Taub, Ursula Trost