What are the key components of the Facilities Project?
The School has reimagined teaching and learning spaces that will encourage imagination, collaboration and innovation. Each space has been carefully designed to maximize space and flexibility, curiosity and creativity. The new FutureLab will impact learning for virtually every student at Sacred Heart. The new design includes:
LS Science Lab
MS Science Lab
Life Sciences Lab
Chemistry Lab 1
Chemistry Lab 2
2 Makerspaces -- one double-height with a catwalk for storage
2 Multipurpose Classrooms
1 Research Lab for student projects
New seating and art display space
New Faculty Offices
New indoor Atrium connection between Mansions
New Digital Media Lab with a green screen
New Senior Lounge
New Lower School Gym
New Technology Office
New Health Office
Renovated and reconfigured Dining Hall
More student and staff restrooms
Air-conditioning throughout entire floor
New Storage Rooms for food, recycling and trash
Why this renovation? Why now?
Student interest in science and technology has skyrocketed in the past few years, and demand for STEAM programming is higher than ever. Ninety-first Street’s last major project added the Athletics and Wellness Center (406), which added new opportunities for student success in athletics and wellness. Now, FutureLab will do the same for science, technology, engineering, art and math.
What is the timetable for construction and program implementation?
Construction began in March 2020. Click here for full details. The "From Wall Street to Silicon Valley" Exchange Program will begin in June 2021. The construction project is due to be completed by Fall 2022.
How much will it cost?
Construction of FutureLab will be $17,000,000. Additionally, we need $8,000,000 for Endowment to support the new Director of Educational Technology position, the Director of the Exchange Program position, curricular enhancements and other necessities.
How will this be paid for?
In order to accomplish all of our FutureLab facility and curricular goals, the school has embarked upon a $25,000,000 Capital Campaign. As of Fall 2020 we have secured nearly $16 million (62% of goal) from generous early donors.
Whom should I contact for additional information?
Please direct any questions or inquiries to Director of Institutional Advancement Thomas A. McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Fogarty, Chair
Barbara Del Valle
Mary and Philip Erdoes
Ana and Philippe Laffont
Laurie and Pierre Lapeyre
Marina and Tom Purcell
Alisa and Alastair Wood
Leadership Gifts Committee
1100 Architect is a New York-based firm that has delivered award-winning projects for clients around the world. Founded in 1983 by David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, and Juergen Riehm, FAIA, BDA, the studio provides services in architecture, interior design, urban design, and master planning, along with consultation in environmental review, historic landmark assessment, and sustainability planning. The 70-person office works at all scales and across many markets, with a record of built work for educational institutions, local and federal governments, cultural organizations, commercial workplaces, and residential clients.
Gwen Conners, AIA is a Principal at 1100 Architect and is FutureLab's main architect. Gwen has over 30 years of experience designing a variety of institutional, commercial, and residential projects throughout the United States and Asia. Since joining the firm in 2008, Gwen has led high-end residential projects as well as transformative renovations for institutions including the Dalton School, the Berkeley Carroll School, and Brooklyn Friends School. She has been a guest critic at Williams College, Parsons School of Design, New York Institute of Technology, and Columbia University.