Fine Arts Center
Construction Underway - Completion by Summer 2013
Construction is nearly complete on Berkshire School’s new Fine Arts Center with a projected opening by the summer of 2013. With the completion of the Bellas/Dixon Math and Science Center, Berkshire Hall’s vacated science wing has begun its transformation into a beautiful new arts facility. The fully renovated two-story 14,708-square-foot space increases the area devoted to the arts by 256% and provides state-of-the-art classrooms for Berkshire’s extensive visual arts program, including: expansive new Studio Art and Ceramics classrooms; a new classroom for Digital Art, Digital Photography and Digital Music; a digital printing lab; a Sculpture Studio; department offices and other support facilities; and a spacious and bright new Art Gallery. The new spaces will feature large classrooms, lots of natural light, advance technology and extensive storage for projects and materials.
This new arts facility will finally bring together all the visual arts programs under one roof, in a space that matches the quality of Berkshire’s programs. Award-winning Boston architectural firm Finegold Alexander & Associates worked together with the Art Department faculty, Associate Head of School Bill Clough and Physical Plant Director Tim Fulco to develop a space that not only meets current and future program needs, but also celebrates the fundamental role of the arts at Berkshire. “Everyone in the community has worked hard to finally give Berkshire School the Arts Center it deserves," said Art Department Chair Paul Banevicius, "and I believe that its opening next year will be nothing less than transformative. We have returned the arts program to Berkshire Hall, the intellectual and academic center of the school. It will serve as a daily (and beautiful) reminder that the arts are a vital part of every student’s experience.”