Duke School for Children

The Duke School sought to consolidate two separate facilities into one new state-of-the-art campus on the edge of Duke Forest, which involved carefully building on the side of a rural slope. Phase I comprised of three sky-lit, open floor plans, energy-efficient classroom buildings, and a large gymnasium for the Middle School in the rear of the new campus. Phase II added two large buildings with mirrored floor plans for preschool and elementary-aged children. Three existing buildings were renovated in this phase to complete the construction of the Lower School. CT Wilson worked with the project team and the Duke School students, faculty, and administration in a hands-on building process that led to a new, unified campus that looks at home between the adjacent farm and forest.

  • Location: Durham, NC
  • Cost: $9,099,600
  • Size: 80,634 sq. ft.
  • Year: 2009
  • Duration: 580 days
  • Owner: Duke School for Children
  • Architect/Engineer: DTW Architecture
  • Categories: Educational