In January 2021, Fay School's Board of Trustees voted to approve the construction of a new facility to house our Creativity & Design Program, the Center for Creativity & Design (CC&D).
This state-of-the-art, two-floor, 7,000 square-foot facility will be located in the center of Fay’s campus, in the current location of the Root Meeting Room, overlooking Harlow Circle. Pending successful fundraising this winter and spring, we intend to break ground on the CC&D this summer. The construction process should last approximately 18 months, and the CC&D is expected to open to students in grades K-9 in the fall of 2022.
Fay’s current home for our signature Creativity and Design program is the Innovation Lab, which was retrofitted into four small, cramped classrooms on the edge of campus in 2013. While Fay’s design thinking curriculum (focused on an empathy-based, solution-oriented approach to solving problems) clearly distinguishes us from our peer schools, the Innovation Lab’s limitations constrain us from achieving the program’s vast potential.
The new CC&D will:
provide double the square footage of the current Innovation Lab;
include modular, user-friendly spaces that are well-lit, soundproofed, and outfitted specifically for creative problem-solving among students and faculty;
feature sophisticated tools for making students’ creative ideas and designs a reality, and
position creativity and design at the heart of Fay’s campus, fostering collaboration among faculty and reinforcing design thinking as an integral component of our academic program.