LANPHIER CENTER AT Choate Rosemary Hall School
Designed by world-renowned architects Pelli Clarke Pelli, the 35,000-square foot facility is proposed to achieve a LEED-Gold certification and has opened this spring. Set on the bank of the ponds which are at the center of the Choate Campus LANDTECH was the lead member of the design team that developed the plans to layout and eventually construct the Math & Science building along the environmentally sensitive eco system of the pond and its contiguous wetlands. LANDTECH oversaw the permitting process through the Wallingford Inland Wetland & Watercourse Agency on behalf of Choate.
A model for interdisciplinary education, the Lanphier Center will accommodate a wide scope of academic inquiry. Courses such as architecture and robotics will share the building with sculpture and biotechnology for the first time at Choate. New courses such as Visual Mathematics, Reverse Engineering, and Design Thinking will add to the variety of disciplines studied in close proximity. Designed to support hands-on learning, the building will also foster collaboration and creativity with spaces for students to work in teams. In addition, the new building will be home to Choate’s first purpose–built i.d.Lab© which will serve as a catalyst for our curriculum.