Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Shady Hill School’s campus comprises roughly twenty discrete classroom buildings and equally intimate exterior spaces distributed in an informal, organic composition on eleven acres. Eck MacNeely Architects carefully constructed the school campus master plan for the future. Shady Hill is an independent, coeducational day school founded in 1919 that provides primary through middle school level education for approximately five hundred students.
Having worked with Shady Hill School on numerous projects, including their 6th Grade Building and brand-new “Hub” STEAM center, Eck MacNeely Architects was thrilled to help the school draft a new school campus master plan in 2020.
The school campus master plan includes proposed immediate upgrades to the arts courtyard and the “Beehive” the replace decking and roof work.
Eck MacNeely also developed a series of additional plans focused on long-term planning. This included renovations to the head’s residence to include a new admissions office. A new Public Safety Office complete with new finishes and HVAC was to be built and set up in the main campus studio building. New furniture, lighting, flooring, and windows would be installed throughout most campus buildings to help modernize the school.
All of this planning would take into account studies done on campus traffic circulation, sight lines, topography, and green spaces, all of which can be seen in the drawings above.