Performance Driven, Poetically Crafted Architecture

Francis W. Parker School

Pre‐K – 12 School

Progressive Independent School

This long-term undertaking remade Parker’s campus through half a dozen independent projects over two decades. It consists of 100,000 square feet of new construction and 120,000 of renovations that have improved learning and recreation facilities for the entire 940-student body. Vertical expansion over existing education space is a technically challenging but essential design strategy to meet evolving space needs on the constrained site.

Parker’s progressive curriculum is rooted in the idea of ideal citizenship.

The school’s tight six-acre urban site means being a good neighbor is a priority for all capital improvement projects.

A 1,100-seat auditorium expansion constructed over existing classrooms that remained operational is representative of a design approach that prioritizesprioritises the school’s education philosophy. Mentoring is a fundamental Parker school value. The auditorium accommodates weekly, all-school school assemblies attended together by older student mentors and their younger student mentees.