On November 4, 2022, our Highlander family gathered for a “Topping Out” celebration, marking an important milestone in the construction of the new Porter Family Center for Innovation & Academics, when the highest structural beam is placed atop the building. At the Topping Out, Highlanders were invited to sign the beam and be part of this important moment in our school’s history. The event also included a showcase of Porter Center replicas built by Lower School students, as well as a number of hands-on innovation and art activities for guests to enjoy.
Designed by SchenkelShultz Architecture, the Porter Center is a transformational, 71,000-square-foot facility that features exceptional spaces where Highlanders will learn, collaborate, and create. General contractor Balfour Beatty began the 14-month construction in April 2022, with a projected opening in August 2023.