Noble and Greenough School—Academic Inquiry Center and Baker Science Building Renovation
Type of Project: Ground-Up
Duration of Project: 15 Months
Square footage: 21,400 sf new; 31,650 sf renovation
Partners: Architect: William Rawn Associates; OPM: Zaurie Zimmerman Associates
Awards: 2019 AIA New England Design Awards Citation
Noteworthy: Shawmut’s latest engagement at Noble and Greenough comprised two concurrent building projects: a major renovation of the Baker Science Building and the construction of an Academic Inquiry Center. The new 21,400 sf Academic Inquiry Center was constructed on a new site within the busy campus. It includes the new 10,000 sf Putnam Library, a reading room, quiet study/large meeting room, a glassroom, a rare books storage room, five small meeting rooms (with A/V equipment), four new classrooms, two innovation classrooms, and four faculty office spaces. Work within the existing Baker Science Building included: classroom/lab renovations and additions, plus a new campus-facing building entry.