The Landon School community marked the beginning of construction of the new Boehly Upper School building with a groundbreaking ceremony.
"It gives me great pleasure to say that with this ceremony we begin the main work associated with Phase One. This work is both necessary and transformational to ensure you Landon Bears and faculty have spaces that will meet the needs of the program and promote the relationships that are central to Landon,” Head of School Jim Neill addressed the boys, faculty, staff, and special guests during the event.
The building will contain the Brooke and Rosemary Seawell STEM Center as well as new gathering and academic spaces. There will also be extensive renovations to the existing Upper School, the existing Middle School, the Wilson Building, and Andrews House as part of this project.
“In addition to the many people Mr. Neill and Mr. Harmar Thompson ’90, P ’31 thanked for getting us to this important milestone, I also want to thank the three co-chairs of our Capital Campaign – Bill Eacho ’72, Laura Hoffman P ’17 ’21 ’24 and Matt Coursen ’99 – who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help us raise the money to fund this important project,” Alex Baldwin P ’18, Chair of the Board of Trustees said.
“I want to thank Jim Neil for his recognition and focus on Landon’s need for new academic space and his unwavering conviction that Landon could run a successful capital campaign to fund it,” Thompson said.
More information on the construction and the creation of an academic core to campus may be found on our campaign website. This construction and renovation are part of the $50 million Campaign for Landon.