Amherst Montessori School

Renovation and New Construction
Amherst, MA

This project includes the renovation of an existing building and the addition of a two-story structure, composed of 9,495 SF of additional classrooms, a multi-purpose room, administrative offices, and other spaces.  Each of three small gables on the entry side of the building catches the eyes of visitors and frames an important space (Main Entry, Multi-Purpose Room, and Community Kitchen).  The scale of the building feels welcoming and approachable to even the smallest students.  The building looks and feels like a residence, an important feature that plays into the Montessori philosophy: the school as a home for learning.