Katherine Delmar Burke School

Katherine Delmar Burke School

Architect
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Location
San Francisco, United States
Project Year
2008
Category
Secondary Schools

Katherine Delmar Burke School

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop as Architects

Our work at the Katherine Delmar Burke School, an independent school for girls in San Francisco, has included campus-wide improvements to reinvigorate this unique linear campus. The Arts and Sciences Building is one part of a larger effort to build a new central library, renovate the Gymnasium to serve as a performance/assembly space, and unify the campus around a coherent sequence of outdoor spaces.


The new classroom building reclaims an underutilized portion of the campus to create a new learning center for the school’s older students. Adjacent to a sensitive neighborhood context, the building is scaled to complement the adjacent private homes while framing a generous outdoor play space for the school. Outdoor porches and stairs serve as the building’s circulation system, and focus activity inward toward the new courtyard. The two-story, 9,500 sq. ft. building includes science classrooms, flexible teaching spaces for music and drama, an art studio and a multi-purpose meeting room.

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