The Frederic C. Hamilton Math and Science Center
Architect: Daniela Holt Voith
Architect Firm: Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP
Location: Millbrook, NY
Project Type: New Construction
The Frederic C. Hamilton Math & Science Center was designed to reinforce the existing traditional campus architecture while embracing contemporary educational design principles. The 25,000-square foot building provides four discipline-specific science labs, an independent research room, five math classrooms, an IT suite, faculty office suite, and a free-standing greenhouse. All learning spaces and offices receive natural lighting from large windows in at least two directions, and are coupled with high efficiency light fixtures, daylight harvesting sensors and dimming ballasts. The Marvin Ultimate series provided the combination of material, size, and performance needed to meet the project’s aesthetic and energy performance goals.
Judges' Comments: “While the exterior does an exceptional job of paying homage to the traditional campus architecture its setting, it belies the wonderful play of glass and light found in its interior.”