School Expansion to Match Existing Campus Architecture

GTM Architects’ project for Mater Dei School required the expansion of an existing one-story middle school building, adding a total of 3,850 sf of new building area and classroom space, as well as the renovation of 7,800 sf of existing classroom areas at this Bethesda, MD campus. The new program was designed to accommodate a large locker room area, five new classrooms, a handicapped accessible restroom, teacher’s offices, utility room and a foyer with an elevator.

The design of the addition achieved its intention by blending with the existing campus architecture through the use of a triple gabled façade, painted brick, timber frame porches, a patio, and a tower element that is composed to seamlessly fit between existing classrooms and the School’s Chapel.



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