Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School each had clearly distinct campuses and their primary goal was to unify and blend the architecture, lawns and environment after the merger, to look as though they had always been one campus. Through careful analysis of each type of architecture, we were able to discover common elements that were significant to the proposed new buildings. We identified major circulation patterns through each campus, along with visual connections to existing buildings, to integrate the new structures in a manner that felt original, planned and connected. Three new pick-up/drop-off points increased parking for 816 cars and new tennis courts and multi-purpose athletic fields to serve as the main lawn through the campus were also planned. What emerged is a campus that is physically and symbolically connected, unified and historically sensitive.
The M+H Team understands the value of a comprehensive and inclusive design process. Planning and design of Master Plans for proposed tracks of land require investigation of factors from a variety of sources to achieve a final product of lasting value. For the approach to be successful, it must engage all stakeholders and explore a broad range of possible solutions. Each project demands a clear understanding and assimilation of a diverse set of requirements. Our team has the expertise to listen to your needs and the creativity to transform those thoughts and ideas into functional and inspirational solutions.