Worcester Academy

Project: Kingsley Hall
Location: Worcester, MA
Architect: Ann Beha Architects

Worcester Academy’s goal for Kingsley Hall was twofold: create a new, modern science building to support the expanding curriculum of their Upper School, and retain the character of the important 1897 campus building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • The transformation of an outdated science building into a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility revitalized an underutilized building into a new campus resource.
  • New program areas include classrooms, lecture halls, administrative spaces, and seven labs for biology, chemistry and physics featuring collaborative workstations to promote group learning.
  • Restoration involved aesthetic upgrades of historic elements including window replacements, a new roof to improve energy efficiency, and a new ADA-compliant entrance.