(clockwise from top left) Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center; Sid W. Richardson Visual Arts Center; Mason Middle School; Fischer Dining Pavilion - photos by Craig D. Blackmon, FAIA and Craig Kuhner, AIA
Tour W: Fort Worth Country Day School
Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Class Code: 105
Room / Location
Grand Lobby / Convention Center First Floor
Early: $50.00 Advanced: $50.00 Full: $50.00
Bennett Benner Pettit - Title Sponsor
Hossley Lighting Associates - Supporting Sponsor
Tour Guide: Mark Dabney, AIA, Bennett Benner Pettit
Located in southwest Fort Worth and celebrating its 50th anniversary, Fort Worth Country Day School has a rich collection of educational buildings that form a multi-nodal campus that emphasizes the connections to outdoor spaces and gathering areas.
Led by Mark Dabney, AIA of Bennett Benner Pettit, this walking tour will highlight the key buildings of the campus with emphasis on the newest facilities. Stops and discussions will include:
Mason Middle School: This two story classroom building looks out over the newly created double-height commons area. Large expanses of glass are used to introduce natural light from the north into the commons space. Articulated curved masonry walls provide a peeled look and shield the classrooms from the western exposure.
The Fischer Dining Pavilion: Completed in 2008, this pavilion establishes the design vocabulary for future buildings on the Fort Worth Country Day campus and is intended to be the school’s crown jewel.
The Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center: The purpose of this new facility is to provide a meeting place and student center on campus that will also function as the lobby for the school’s theater and assembly hall. The design addresses the connection with the existing theater and includes a sloped roof with a large clerestory to take advantage of the northern light. Similar to the Dining Pavilion, the building includes extensive use of glass for natural light and features limestone, brick, exposed steel and wood decking.
The Sid W. Richardson Visual Arts Center: A new arts facility for Fort Worth Country Day School. Critical to the school was a connection made to the rest of the campus. The walk surrounding the arts center was lowered so artists at work could gain inspiration from the landscape while students on the walk outside could look into the studios and gain inspiration from the creative process inside. The entire building is designed to put the school’s art program on display as a source of pride and inspiration for all that attend the school.
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