Gilder Center, Northfield Mount Hermon

Gill, Massachusetts

The Northfield Mount Hermon Gilder Science Center for Integrative Math and Science Education project consisted of a 48,000 SF structure that included mastery classrooms, labs for design, construction and research, prep rooms, collaboration pods, studios, incubator spaces, standard math classrooms, seminar rooms, multipurpose rooms, facility office suites, and a central hub for student activity. This project reflects the School’s commitment to sustainability by limiting embodied carbons. The Gilder Center was designed to meet sustainability standards addressed in the “2030 Challenge for Embodied Carbon”. The Challenge includes targets for architects and builders regarding greenhouse gas and carbon footprint reduction. While aiming for LEED Certification, this building has been constructed with slate, granite, and cross-laminated timber, aiding in a more sustainable building instead of the typical concrete, metal, and brick.

“Working with this team has been an absolute pleasure, and it has been a true team. This has been one of the most enjoyable jobs I have worked on in my career.”

Kristi Mynhier, Project Manager Scalora Consulting Group (OPM)

Northfield Mount Hermon

Flansburgh Architects

Project Type:
New Construction

Independent School

HVAC & Solar PV; Carbon Negative

48,000 sq. ft.