Tabor Academy to break ground on new dormitory

Oct 17, 2018

At their fall meeting on October 13, Tabor Academy’s Board of Trustees voted to move forward with the construction of a new dorm.

The new dormitory, Cornelia Hall, is set to break ground by the end of the month.

Cornelia Hall, will be located on Spring Street near to Matsumura House, which was constructed in 2015. The new building will provide housing for students and generate efficiencies across campus.

Rather than build a copy of Matsumura House, the school charged Will Saltonstall ’82, principal of Saltonstall Architects, to seek insights from a faculty committee and the inhabitants of Matsumura House to improve on his popular original design.

“We designed the new dorm along similar lines but with slightly narrower hallways and a more defined common area based on the feedback from students and faculty. The two-story entry, large windows, hanging hallway, and bright accent colors mirror the open feeling of Matsumura House, features everyone has enjoyed. Quiet study nooks and a café area, popular features among students, will also be included in Cornelia Hall,” reported Saltonstall.

“The new dormitory marks some excellent momentum in our efforts to improve residential facilities at Tabor,” said Dean of Students, Tim Cleary. “Cornelia Hall provides yet another modern residential facility with generous common areas where students can interact with faculty and friends in a learning living community.”

Cornelia Hall will provide Tabor with options to improve housing for faculty and students across campus.