Black River Design Architects
Black River Design is a full-service architectural and interior design firm serving independent schools in New England. Our services include master planning, feasibility studies, conceptual design, design development, and construction services. In addition, we have extensive experience with sustainable design and historic renovation. Recent projects include the renovation and accessible addition to the historic Brantview Dormitory for St. Johnsbury Academy; a fieldhouse renovation and entry addition for Proctor Academy; and the new construction of an outdoor center for Proctor Academy.
We believe that independent schools offer choices in pedagogical approach, social environment and location to families seeking educational options. Many independent schools have a distinct sense of community and personality that heavily influence the form of their campuses and buildings. Our design process takes care to understand the unique institutional and residential
cultures of our independent school clients. Our most successful independent school buildings have transformed their campuses.