Shady Hill

In Collaboration with Eck MacNeely Architects

Cambridge, MA

Shady Hill sits on an eleven-acre campus in a quiet Cambridge neighborhood. Tree-lined paths, wetland areas, gardens, and ample grassy spaces encourage exploration and play. The look of the campus is that of a little village, with buildings surrounding a green.

The Hub – designed for longevity – is home to four math classrooms, six labs, a maker space, and a fabrication lab. The interior design focuses on creating a natural environment through the extensive use of wood: plants and decor from Africa mingle with minimalist furniture in bright greens and blues. Built-in lockers provide storage.

The Shady Hill School campus also functions as a classroom where students are encouraged to explore the surrounding flora and fauna.