After having completed the Phase 1 Master Plan for the St. Andrew’s College Addition, BNC went on to complete Phase 2 of the St. Andrew’s College Expansion – The Centre of Innovation, Leadership, and Performance. The new centre focuses on three major program elements: Innovation, Leadership, and Performance.
Innovation: the School now features a brand new Engineering and Robotics Department. It boasts an impressive collection of laboratories, workshops, and testing facilities for the science department.
Leadership: along the second floor is the Leadership Wing, which focuses on anything and everything with business and entrepreneurship. The centre features several independent meeting rooms, as well as a global business / conference room, giving the students the necessary telecommunication systems to practice their business skills abroad.
Performance: along the ground and lower levels is the Performance Wing, including a ‘black box’ drama room, theatre, and two-storey Music Hall. The new Performance Theatre features a large centre stage, as well as an impressive gallery level that is mechanically able to lift a full storey tall or be hidden away below ground. The sun-lit Music Hall boasts innovative acoustic treatments and amble space for performances, as well as several practice rooms and recording studios.
The building has been designed to target LEED Silver and, as such, incorporates numerous sustainable design initiatives. These include energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems, recycling of storm water for irrigation, and the incorporation of solar panels and reflective roof membranes.