The Winsor School, Lubin O'Donnell Center for Performing Arts and Wellness
Architect: William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.
Award of Merit
This new mixed-use facility serves as the home for the performing arts, athletics, and wellness education at the center of the school’s historic campus.
Committed to the school motto, “A sound mind in a sound body,” The Winsor School’s new mixed-use facility serves as the home for the performing arts, athletics, and wellness education at the center of the school’s historic campus.
The project features a new 515-seat theater, which serves as the school’s main assembly space, as well as major athletic and recreation facilities, including a two-court gymnasium, five squash courts, and physical education spaces. Other program elements include rehearsal and teaching areas for drama, dance, music, and health and wellness.
An innovative and immersive planning process led to a nicely scaled and detailed building, combining a variety of large-scale program spaces into a lovely composition on a tight urban site. Good plan organization offers clear circulation, and interior glazing connects programs and people to each other as well as the adjacent athletic field.