Hartford - The award winning architectural firm of TSKP STUDIO has recently been selected by the 107-year-old Pomfret School, an independent boarding school in northeastern Connecticut to create a combined student center and athletic facility on its 500-acre campus. The firm was selected based upon its initial concepts for the project and its growing portfolio of work for independent schools in Connecticut, such as the neighboring Rectory School, Miss Porter's School, and Wooster School.
The firm's initial concepts for the project included both traditional above ground construction and a scheme primarily below grade in order to maintain the campus vistas. The below-grade scheme provides an outdoor terrace and sitting area overlooking the rolling hills in the area. The project will entail the adaptive reuse of the existing Lewis Gymnasium (circa 1917), renovations to its later additions, and new construction. Programming and schematic design begin this summer. The final designs will not be completed until the spring of 2002.
The firm's work at the neighboring Rectory School began with developing a campus master plan in 1994 and continued with the design of two new dormitories completed in 1997, a new Arts Center completed this spring, and plans for a new dining hall and studio arts barn. For the Wooster School in Danbury Connecticut, the firm is overseeing construction of a gymnasium addition and is developing plans for a new middle school on campus.