MISS PORTER’S SCHOOL – ADMISSIONS BUILDING
THE BERKSHIRE DESIGN GROUP, INC
For over 325 years a building has stood on the east bank of the Farmington River. Once a Grist Mill, this historic landmark has had the identity of a residence, boutique shop, fabric store, a bookstore and even a successful restaurant. In 2014 the building and land was donated to the Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, Connecticut’s premier college preparatory school that excels in academics and athletics. This captivating site would be transformed into the new admissions building During the renovation the school saw the importance of preserving the historic features and character.What was once a sea of asphalt parking the exterior of the site was converted into an arrival garden and accessible walk. It was important to find and use materials that would keep the feel of the site and stand the test of time.