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Dana Hall School

Wellesley, MA

Dana Hall School is an independent middle and high school for girls, founded in 1881. The addition of a new Athletic Facility (63,250 square feet) and Ice Rink (32,750 square feet) to the campus required an analysis of the entire campus to determine how the new buildings would best be integrated into the school’s distinctive landscape. We proposed that the strengthening of the existing landscape would be an essential first step in the successful incorporation of new buildings into the campus. The reshaping of the central pond, enhancement of signature plantings, and addition of a stone wall along a realigned main walkway, which would connect the new plantings and provide informal gathering spaces along its length, was recommended.

The Landscape Master Plan also identified a direction for campus growth that would support and enhance the school community, through the siting of additional student and faculty housing, a new performing arts facility, new sports fields, relocated academic offices, a reconfigured riding center, improved and safer drop-off areas for students, and new interior and exterior student gathering spaces.

Dana Hall School

Business Line
Primary & Secondary Schools

US Northeast

Ruth Loetterle, Senior Associate