The Campaign for Burroughs raised more than $53 million to transform the Burroughs campus. Between May 2012 and November 2013, we built a new performing arts center and a new athletic center, enlarged and renovated the student Commons, expanded the Quadrangle three-fold and strengthened the school's endowment. In May 2014, we dedicated and celebrated our new campus with more than 1200 alumni, parents, grandparents and friends.
A New Haertter Hall
The 53,000-square-foot Haertter Hall sits on the former footprint of the outdoor pool and the grassy area to its west. Programmatically, the performing arts/assembly hall centralizes all teaching, practice and performance space for the music, dance and theatre programs. It is a smart building, marrying technology with design, to meet the specific acoustical needs of music and theatre. Designed with a main floor and balcony, the building seats 730 for morning assembly and major productions. The balcony can be closed off to create a more intimate space for smaller productions and meetings. The building includes a black box theatre, costume storage, dressing rooms, a scene shop, a dance studio, a band room, a choral room, music storage and rehearsal rooms.
A New Athletic Center
The 60,000-square-foot athletic center is located on the south side of the Olin Field House, just east of the Clayton Road parking lot. It includes a multi-level gymnasium to accommodate 600 to 800 spectators, a weight room and fitness center with cardio equipment. It also has locker room space for visiting teams and officials, additional lockers for varsity athletes and coaches, team meeting rooms, office space and equipment rooms.
The Cissel Center and Commons were renovated to create a “main street” for student activities. The Commons (with a view of the expanded Quadrangle) features space for each grade, college counseling offices, conference rooms and offices.
The Quadrangle has been reoriented on an east-west axis and expanded three-fold to provide more green space in the center of campus for students and a venue for community gatherings. Sod was laid and trees were planted just after Thanksgiving, completing this 18-month project. We're all just waiting for the green of spring!
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