The Wilf Family Global Commons will be built between the School’s iconic Mall and Russell Road. Designed by the architecture firm H2L2, the 30,000 square foot building’s location and amenities will make it a central hub for student and faculty interaction. In support of global education and experiential learning, high-tech classrooms with teleconferencing and presentation equipment will create exciting new learning opportunities and connections with people and places across the globe. These classrooms, as well as the five common rooms, technology kiosks, social areas, and multi-purpose activities space will draw students to the building and will provide even greater opportunity for interactions between students of diverse backgrounds.
The $9.1 million project is the first in a series of planned campus additions and renovations. The additional dormitory rooms, common spaces, offices, and classrooms will allow for renovations to existing dormitory spaces, classrooms, and offices throughout The Hun School’s campus, as well as the creation of an expanded infirmary and dance-movement space. Its addition to the campus will enrich global education offerings, residential living, and student and faculty relationships.
In April of 2013, The Hun School's Board of Trustees formally approved construction of The Global Commons. A Groundbreaking Ceremony took place on September 9, 2013 in association with the School's Centennial Convocation.
Trustee Lynn Breen and her husband Ed Breen have challenged The Hun School community to complete funding for the Wilf Family Global Commons, currently under construction and scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.
Mr. and Mrs. Breen have generously offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, any new gifts or multi-year pledges of $10,000 or more to the Global Commons - up to a total of $500,000. To earn the entire $500,000 challenge, the School must receive an equal amount (or more) in new commitments to the Wilf Family Global Commons by June 1st.
The School asks every alumnus, parent, and friend to first support the School with a gift to the Hun Fund, and recognizes that few are able to provide the support needed for major initiatives like the Wilf Family Global Commons. But with that in mind, those interested in learning more about the matching challenge and how they might support the Global Commons should contact Assistant Headmaster for Advancement Andrew Hamlin.