CHARLESTON, SC – The Ashley Hall School celebrated the start of construction on its new Library/ Media and Science Center in a ceremony held today on the school’s historic Charleston campus.
When it is completed the 20,000 s.f. building will house a new library and media center for this independent girls’ school, quadrupling the size of the school’s existing library facilities. A science center will occupy the building’s top floor, as well as an additional 4,500 sf of renovated space on the top floor of adjacent Lane Hall.
A glass connector will link the new structure to Lane Hall. Trellises scaling the building’s entrance will cloak the walls with flowering vines specifically selected so as not to attract stinging insects.
The design of the three-story building takes its cues from the historic architecture of the campus. The project, which is sited near the historic McBee House, underwent extensive review by the Board of Architectural Review.
The project is scheduled for completion in late 2009.