Fletcher Thompson completes addition to Fairfield College.Fletcher Thompson Standish Fletcher Thompson (born February 5, 1925) is an American lawyer and politician who served as a representative in Congress for the 5th Congressional District of Georgia. Early life
Thompson was born in College Park in Fulton County, Georgia. , Inc. announced the completion of a $10-million addition to Fairfield College Preparatory School Fairfield College Preparatory School (Fairfield Prep) is a Jesuit, Catholic high school, located on the campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. It is an all male school of about 900 students. It was first founded by the Society of Jesus in 1942. .
The 25,000 s/f addition, known as Pedro Arrupe Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. (November 14, 1907 – February 5, 1991) (full name, Pedro de Arrupe y Gondra) was the twenty-eighth Superior General (1965-83) of the Society of Jesus. Japan - Hiroshima
Fr. Hall, closely resembles the school's original collegiate col·le·giate
1. Of, relating to, or held to resemble a college.
2. Of, for, or typical of college students.
3. Of or relating to a collegiate church. Gothic design and houses new facilities for the school's faculty and 900 students, including a library/academic center, an oversized o·ver·size
1. A size that is larger than usual.
2. An oversize article or object.
adj. o·ver·size also o·ver·sized
Larger in size than usual or necessary. , technology-rich classroom/meeting area, a weight room, two classrooms, a guidance suite, a faculty workroom work·room
A room where work is done.
Noun 1. workroom - room where work is done
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view" and a new lobby. The addition connects the school's two original buildings and offers students protection from the elements, since they previously had to cross an open quad to travel from building to building.
The addition of Pedro Arrupe Hall completes the expansion of the Prep campus, which has included a renovation of the two existing classroom buildings and the construction of a new practice gym and locker room facility.
Fr. Michael Boughton, SJ, president of Fairfield College Preparatory School, noted that "the dedication of this beautiful addition to the Prep campus marks the conclusion of a dynamic process of collaboration between Fletcher Thompson, Gilbane Construction and the educational programs and Jesuit mission of this school. We are a very vibrant academic community, with a rich tradition and all the daily energy of 900 adolescent males. These companies took our needs and our religious vision seriously and we are proud of and blessed by the result."
There was a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony on September 25 to officially open the new addition. Fletcher Thompson designed the school's two original buildings, completed in 1949.