CHARLESTON, SC – What’s more important than dedicating a new building? Putting it right to work.
On August 20, the Ashley Hall School did just that when it dedicated its new Library and Science Center in a ceremony that marked the beginning of the fall term. Shortly after the event, student began using the resources of the new library, which occupies the first two floors of the 24,500 square foot building, and classes convened in the third-floor science center.
The new center is linked to existing Jenkins Hall with a three-story glass box connector that houses faculty offices, a media lab, and a central stair.
Head of School Jill Muti defined the opening of the new building with a sense of possibility: as the school marks the beginning of its centennial year, noting that “the building allows us so many more possibilities” in the creation of a learning environment that fosters enlightenment and leadership”.
The Center is the first phase of Ashley Hall’s master plan, completed by Shepley Bulfinch in 2006.