Thetford, VT

Three projects between 1995 and 2008

Project Description:
By 1994, the curriculum at Thetford Academy had developed beyond the capacity of their facilities. The private school hired Banwell Architects to develop a master plan outlining facilities goals for meeting the academy’s evolving needs. After completion of the master plan, Thetford Academy asked Banwell Architects returned in 2007, to design a new 250-seat auditorium/theater; and again, in 2008, to design renovations and additions to two of the school’s main buildings.

Features of the projects include:
• A central pedestrian “quad” to replace parking space and improve campus flow
• Renovations and additions to four buildings to update learning spaces for new curriculum
• A steeply raked seat bank in the theater to allow unimpeded viewing of the stage area
• A theater control room to facilitate lighting, sound, projection, and stage management
• Additions and renovations to expand space for science, athletics, drama, music, and food service

Due to Thetford Academy’s ongoing commitment to campus maintenance and improvement, students and faculty enjoy a comfortable learning environment that continually provides for ever-changing educational needs.