如果你在Tandem校区吃过午餐, 你可能还记得挤在几张户外桌子周围的情景, or having to make a run for it to a building lobby or the Senior Lounge on a rainy day. How about trying to find a gathering space for an entire division if the Community Hall was in use? We’re delighted that Tandem Friends has completed construction on a covered pavilion space - our first new building project on campus in twenty years! The pavilion is located directly behind the Community Hall building, accessible to the quad. It includes 1700 square feet of open dining/assembly area in addition to bathrooms and a small storage area. 如建筑师的描述所示, it is open on three sides with large garage-style doors to allow flow between the cafe and the quad and to maintain access to the outdoors and the feeling of community.
Train Architects designed the pavilion and Martin Horn was the builder. “This is the first building project to happen at 十大网赌靠谱网址平台 since 1997,惠特尼·汤普森说。, 校长. 马丁霍恩最初于2020年11月破土动工, 尽管有一些意想不到的延误, 包括新冠肺炎的限制, the earth-moving part of the project resumed in early March 2021, followed by the pouring of the building’s foundation and framing of walls and roof.
在串联, the combination of the amazing education and truly caring community are the core of who we are as a school. We needed to design a space that supports how important community interactions and relationships are here. 当亭子不用于午餐时, it provides a much-needed large gathering space for an entire division, 年级水平, 或者个别班级. It serves as an inclement weather or staging space for many events such as our annual community picnic and Mother’s Day 音乐 Festival. We have learned the importance of having large and open spaces; with physical distancing still an important COVID mitigation, we expect the pavilion to be used as a large classroom as well.
“Funding a project like this is a big accomplishment,惠特尼·汤普森说。. “With annual fund dollars already committed towards our operating budget, projects like this can only be accomplished when donors are motivated to work together towards something big." The Perry Foundation approved a grant to Tandem of $200,000 with a required 2:1 match. Several generous donors stepped forward to meet the match. "We are very grateful to the Perry Foundation for their support and motivating donors to make the pavilion possible." We also thank the many generous donors who contributed to this project. We celebrated the opening of the new 馆 on October 8, 2022.
If you are interested in learning more about this and other projects at Tandem, please contact 特蕾西普洛克特