Bentley School Student Center

location:Lafayette, CA
owner:Bentley School
completion:February 2004

The 4,500 square foot student center was programmed to be a multi-use building, with students using it as a gathering place during the day. The building will also be used as the school’s temporary performing arts space until the planned performing arts building is constructed. Its design allows conversion to a full-service kitchen when the performing arts building is completed. Not only does the multipurpose building accommodate the school’s evolving space demands, it epitomizes the vision of sustainable design by transforming to meet new program needs with only minor modifications to the structure.