[gmap markers=blue::32.78640864191915,-79.94472026824951 |zoom=15 |center=32.78720237019107,-79.94523525238037 |width=200px |height=150px |control=Small |type=Map] The private, all-girls school Ashley Hall is undertaking a $9.5 million renovation to provide more library and science space. The school will accomplish this by renovating 4,500-square-feet of existing space and building a new 20,000-square-foot, three-story building. The school is also trying to take environmental measures. The Post and Courier reports:
Ashley Hall officials wanted the building to be an environmentally friendly one, and it will be built with green and recycled materials. It will have energy efficient features, such as a system to collect rain water to be used for flushing toilets.
The Charleston Business Journal reported in January that the school received a $20 million bond to help it expand.
The construction plan calls for several new buildings: A 10,000-square-foot health center at Smith and Radcliffe streets. A 17,600-square-foot athletics complex next to the health center. A 40,000-square-foot three-story arts center near Jenkins Hall with room for art, music, theater and dance. An 18,000-square-foot, three-story media commons with library and science facilities also near Jenkins Hall. An 11,000-square-foot early education center on Rutledge Avenue.
You can read more about the school's long-term plans at their Web site. Several new buildings are planned. The new science and library building is in the middle of campus and is labeled "media commons." Click to enlarge