Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH / Phillips Hall Renovation and Addition
Over the course of five years, ARC worked closely with Phillips Exeter Academy to study options for a phased renovation plan to Phillips Hall. The 40,000 SF historic building holds a prominent position on campus, serving as home to the English and Modern Language Departments since its construction in 1932. The renovated and restored building now provides five new classroom spaces in previously underutilized attic spaces; a new elevator and ADA improvements; air conditioning and classroom technology; and the replacement of all windows and roofing and restoration of all original masonry.
In keeping with the school’s commitment to environmental stewardship, sustainable project features include energy efficient mechanical systems and lighting, use of local and renewable materials as well as the design and installation of a large geothermal well system for cooling and heating.
AIA New Hampshire, Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture Design 2013
Project Photography by Warren Patterson
"The architects demonstrated wonderful attention to detail both in the renovation of the existing structure and in the integration of a sophisticated new mechanical system... The renovation's technical sophistication demonstrates how historic buildings can be repurposed to meet the technological and functional needs of today's campuses."
AIA New Hampshire Awards Jury