Center for Teaching and Learning

Windward School

Center for Teaching and Learning

Partner in Charge: Maureen Sullivan

The Center for Teaching & Learning at the Windward School was designed to nourish intellectual curiosity, support independent learning, and encourage cross-disciplinary thinking. In the interest of providing educational flexibility, the center is divided into three floors, each intended to accommodate different ways students may study.

The first floor is the hub of the building and is designed as a gathering space with a focus on collaboration and exploration. Consequently, the reference collection is made available here. The second floor is the reading room, and sports comfortable reading chairs, a fireplace, and an extensive collection of books and periodicals – the permanent lending collection. Additionally, the reading room features an outdoor reading deck and a soaring clerestory. Finally, the lower level features a multimedia center, providing equipment and space for students involved in the school’s film, television, and radio programs.


V. Joseph Pica – Principal

Maria Gil – Designer

Armando Lopez – Architect

Scot Oehlbert – Architect

Mimi Pon – Designer

Anne Wong – Project Manager


Photography by Randall Michelson


Client: Windward School

Project Size: 14,000 SF

Construction Cost: $6,000,000

Opening Date: 2009



LEED Gold – 2010


Arts Center and Pavilion


Fran Norris Scoble Performing Arts Center

Science Dance and Music Center