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Construction of new science center under way at CCS

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Land is being cleared for the new science center at Christchurch School.

The Christchurch School campus is a whirl of summer activity with construction of the Lewis B. Puller Jr. ‘63 Science Marine and Environmental Science Center now under way.

Designed by BCWH Architects of Richmond, the completed center will feature a full atrium view of the Rappahannock River; fully-equipped laboratories for the biology, physics, chemistry, environmental and science programs; automated water quality and weather monitoring equipment for real-time data; aquarium and aquaculture tanks; and resources and equipment to allow students and faculty to develop and pursue research interests.

KBS Builders of Richmond is constructing the center. Because it will be LEED certified, all possible materials from excavation of the site are being recycled and tracked. Anticipated completion is May 2010.

“This new building is about the future of our great school,” said headmaster Jeb Byers. “It is a reflection of the deep love of our alumni, families and friends for Christchurch School. The fact that we are now in construction is proof positive of the commitment of the Christchurch School family to ‘Great Journeys Begin at the River.’ Great Journeys is a bold, comprehensive approach to teaching and learning that is designed to prepare students for 21st century lives—lives of purpose, of meaning, of lifelong learning. The Lewis B. Puller Jr. ‘63 Marine and Environmental Science Center also recognizes a favorite son of Middlesex and a distinguished alumnus of our school.  We are very proud to be taking this step forward.”

posted 08.05.2009

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