Berkshire School - Bellas Dixon Math & Science Center

Berkshire School - Bellas Dixon Math & Science Center: KEIM restored facade of the Berkshire School Hall.
Berkshire School - Bellas Dixon Math & Science Center
Berkshire School - Bellas Dixon Math & Science Center
Berkshire School - Bellas Dixon Math & Science Center
Berkshire School - Bellas Dixon Math & Science Center
Pictured above: KEIM restored facade of the Berkshire School Hall.

About This Project

The building was designed to continue Berkshire’s long standing commitment to conservation and the world around it.  The design team performed many climate, day-lighting, and energy systems studies that helped to optimize the building design and reduce energy use. 

The super insulated construction consists of steel studs with insulation cavity with wood sheathing, CMU block outside wall construction with applied KEIM Universalputz stucco system, KEIM Silan 100 and 2 coats of KEIM Granital paint.

Challenges Very damp cool weather
Solutions The unique properties of KEIM's render and paint systems allowed the damp CMU block to continue to dry allowing construction progress to continue as scheduled.
Architect Theodore Tollis - Centerbrook Architects
Contractor David Fontaine Jr. - Fontain Brothers Construction
Applicator Clark Seeley - Tech Valley Contracting
Type of Project Schools/Institutional
Customer Berkshire School
Location Sheffield, Massachusetts (United States)
Regional Info

Cool wet fall above 40-70 degrees, wet cold winter below freezing  with snow  wet cool spring 40-60 degrees, damp summer 60-80 degrees, humidity average

News/Announcements

The facility replaces two 90-year-old buildings and is the 4th building on campus to be coated with KEIM products to date.

With dramatic glass walls and skylights and a terraced landscape, the new math/ science center is as eye-pleasing as it is practical. And in keeping with the school’s commitment to sustainability, it will be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System