Founded in 1902, the Brunswick School is one of the most prestigious preparatory academies in New England. With buildings scattered throughout Greenwich, Connecticut, the private institution hired SOM to design a master plan for a new central campus. The 104-acre wooded site would contain facilities for pre-kindergarten through middle school students, along with athletic venues for the high school.
Among the most important planning goals were establishing a distinct identity, creating a campus green, and retaining trees, as well as reconciling vehicular, pedestrian, and open space requirements. Particular challenges included protecting wetlands on the site and orienting the buildings in a way that mitigates noise and visual impacts from a nearby regional airport. The master plan was finished in 2006, and since then, SOM has completed a number of buildings on the new campus.