The Campaign for Arts, Athletics, and Access
Pingree's programs are robust and evolving; our faculty is talented and committed; our students are engaged and ambitious; and our academic spaces offer state-of-the-art opportunities for teaching and learning. What, then, do we need to further deliver on our mission and to ensure that we thrive well into our second half-century?
Arts and athletics are fundamental components of the Pingree experience, and it is imperative that the facilities for these programs reflect the commitment we demonstrated in building our Academic Center (opened in 2004), a learning environment that continues to have a transformational impact on the Pingree student experience.
Our one existing gym was built in 1977 when Pingree had an enrollment of 200 students. Today, our 340 students play on 44 different teams, translating into 140 more students vying for practice and playing time on one court. Each winter day and on many inclement spring afternoons, multiple teams compete for time on our single court. JV teams have 30-45 minute practices on half a court, and varsity team practices don't start until early evening and often run past 8 p.m. every day. Simply put, our practice and game spaces are at a premium. Our new fieldhouse will provide state-of-the-art facilities that will enhance our coaching and will help us get our students home earlier.
As for our new art building, Department Head Monica Brile states, "The new art facilities have been designed to be specific to our unique programs and artistic philosophies. These spaces will enable even greater participation, collaboration, and exploration in every arts discipline. The undeniable success of our current programs is due in large part to the energy, vigor, and humor that is the essence of the Pingree environment. With new spaces that are so thoughtfully designed and equipped with the best artistic and educational materials for each art discipline, the learning experience will be truly outstanding."
Watch the Earth Move!
We've begun site preparation for the new facilities. Watch our daily progress from our rooftop camera.
Renderings and Video Tour
To view our most recent renderings of the new facilities, scheduled to open in September 2014, click through the slideshow above. To see a video tour of the new arts and athletics buildings, click here.
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