Mingledorff Hall, Upper School STEM Center
Nestled in Savannah, Georgia, Savannah Country Day is an independent school that traces its origins back to the 1905 founding of The Pape School. Over the past 60+ years, the School’s curriculum has evolved in tandem with the changing needs of young minds to continue their mission of preparing students for postsecondary education and life.
The Upper School STEM building is the initial phase of the School’s 2015 “Invest in Excellence” capital campaign in what will eventually result in a reimagined campus. Located on a 65-acre, 16-building campus, the new 32,000-square foot Mingledorff Hall houses all Upper School STEM classes, including five math classrooms, five science labs, an energy learning lab, and a maker space. Other features include an expansive library, conference rooms, common areas for students, Deans’ offices, and a second-story outdoor gathering space that overlooks the campus quad to honor the school’s promise of a transformative experience where students embrace a multitude of opportunities both in and out of the classroom.
The project is the result of a collaboration of Savannah-based Architect & Engineer of Record, Hussey Gay Bell, and Design Architect, Architectural Resources Cambridge of Boston, Massachusetts to design a building that complements the existing facilities while pushing the limits of modern design to anchor the existing quad. The construction was made possible by donors and former graduates and the larger school community. Savannah-based West Construction Company served as the CM-at-Risk on the project which reached completion in the Fall of 2022.