Woodlands Center at Proctor Academy
Andover, New Hampshire
The Woodlands Center at Proctor Academy is an innovative educational facility designed to bridge the connection between Proctor students and the Proctor Woodlands. This remarkable center, crafted by Steeplechase Custom Homes, showcases a distinctive barn-style building that harmoniously blends with its natural surroundings. Notably, the construction materials utilized in this project were sourced from timbers harvested on Proctor’s own land, exemplifying a commitment to sustainability and local resources.
Within the Woodlands Center, students have access to a range of exceptional spaces and amenities. A wet and dry lab classroom area provides a dynamic learning environment where students can engage in hands-on scientific exploration. Additionally, a central nave serves as a gathering space for group activities and discussions, featuring a captivating wood-burning fireplace from RSF expertly installed by Green Mountain Fireplace Specialties. This cozy and inviting atmosphere encourages collaboration and fosters a sense of community among Proctor students.
Furthermore, the Woodlands Center boasts a greenhouse provided by Ceres Greenhouse Solutions, specifically designed to support Proctor’s new botany class. This greenhouse offers a nurturing environment for students to study and cultivate various plant species, enabling them to deepen their understanding of botany and environmental science.
The Woodlands Center stands as a testament to Proctor Academy’s commitment to holistic education and sustainable practices. By utilizing locally sourced materials and incorporating environmentally friendly features, this facility seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings while providing a cutting-edge educational experience for students.
In summary, the Woodlands Center at Proctor Academy is a thoughtfully designed educational hub that connects students to the Proctor Woodlands. Crafted in a captivating barn-style by Steeplechase Custom Homes, the center showcases the use of timbers harvested from Proctor’s own land, embodying a commitment to sustainability. With state-of-the-art facilities including wet and dry lab classrooms, a central gathering space with a wood-burning fireplace, and a greenhouse for botany studies, the Woodlands Center provides an inspiring and engaging educational environment. Proctor Academy’s dedication to holistic learning and environmental stewardship is exemplified in this remarkable educational facility.