Placement of the new academic building plays a key role in both campus navigation and the definition of an academic quad. Prior to integration of the new building, there was only one main entrance to campus, which forced all traffic to flow one direction. A new entrance and connecting road were created to improve traffic flow and offer a convenient path to the nearby Interstate Route. Upon entrance to campus, you are greeted by the view of the new Academic Building. From life cycle costs to future adaptability, the Academic Building positions Holderness School as a premier establishment for learning for the next 50 or more years. With access to ample daylight, use of renewable energy and highly efficient mechanical systems and LED lighting throughout, the design is mindful of the building’s sustainability and connection to the outdoors. The positioning of the Winter Garden frames the most captivating view on campus, purposeful in its biophilic design intentions.