Westminster School

Student and Faculty Residences

Carrying out the residential master plan.

GUND completed a residential master plan for the Westminster School that defines a series of student and faculty residences sited to form a new residential quadrangle. The new Tudor-style buildings are located directly on the main green and reinforce the campus' residential scale. Two new main residences, one for boys and one for girls, each have four faculty residences and 49 beds for students. Study rooms are located in each wing of the building and central common areas unite each floor.

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Communal Living.

Encouraging social interaction and campus community, the buildings feature clusters of single and double occupancy rooms grouped around shared common living rooms with kitchenettes and faculty suites.

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Private and Shared Spaces for Faculty.

The faculty apartments have their own entrances, terraces, gas fireplaces and spacious kitchens overlooking open, light-filled living and dining areas. Each apartment has a faculty study, which is easily accessible to students from the residential corridors and support faculty and student meetings. Carriage houses complement the faculty apartments in the residence halls and feature a three-bedroom faculty apartment on the upper level, with five parking spaces and large common storage spaces below.

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Sustainable design features.

The new facilities have an Energy Star-rated design and feature recycling systems, water conservation strategies and large windows to cut down on the need for artificial light. The buildings are heated and cooled with geothermal heat pumps and wells.

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