Porter-Gaud School, Masterplan
Porter-Gaud School, an independent, college prep school, enlisted McMillan Pazdan Smith to provide master planning and schematic design for three projects. Faculty and administrative input helped to optimize the administrative space and address the need for a new middle school.
Challenges included the state of existing buildings housing fine arts programs. Our study analyzed these programs, determined the best use of space, and outlined plans for a new facility, considering costs and possible phases. Our design prioritized sustainability and fiscal responsibility, seamlessly integrating with the existing campus. Schematic designs and renderings supported a successful capital fundraising initiative, and the plan was finalized in 2016. In 2020, we continued our master planning services for further campus improvements including the Porter-Gaud upper school.