THE COMMONS AND TUDOR HOUSE RENOVATION PROJECTS
Thanks to an extraordinary and unprecedented commitment of $28 million from The Howley Foundation, Gilmour has begun renovation and expansion of the existing Commons building to create a new Student Commons and dining hall as well as the restoration of Tudor House and Tudor Gardens.
The new Student Commons will serve as the campus dining hall and will more than double seating capacity to accommodate Gilmour’s current student body, and the faculty and staff of Gilmour’s Upper and Middle Schools, as well as to allow for future increases in enrollment. The space will feature a college-style dining layout, with enhanced dining options to meet students’ varying dietary needs. It will also serve as a gathering space for student and faculty use throughout the school day.
The renovations of Tudor House and Tudor Gardens will ensure that these 98-year-old campus icons will endure for future generations of Gilmour students, faculty and alumni. This phase of restoration will remediate the slate roof and numerous chimneys; copper gutters and flashing; masonry; windows; doors and foundation; and the repair of Tudor Gardens, especially the stone balustrade, steps and walkways. These historic spaces are used for administrative offices, alumni and parent gatherings, and student meetings and events.