Will Villanova’s Expansion Measure Up to Agnes Irwin’s? [SLIDESHOW]

A rendering of the new campus, which is now completed. Via AgnesIrwin.org.

A rendering of the new campus, which is now completed. Via AgnesIrwin.org.

Last week parents and interested stakeholders got a look at the new campus of Agnes Irwin, a private girls’ school in Rosemont, which has undergone a significant expansion with the addition of swank new facilities. Given that it’s so close to Villanova, which is planning its own expansion, we’re thinking the prep school could offer the university some tips because it clearly knows how to get things done.

The Campus Improvements Project is the culmination of a 10-year AIS master plan that involved philanthropic giving on a massive scale. Here’s what’s new (’Nova has some of this, but not all):

– 55,000-square-foot Athletic Center
– Competition-sized basketball court that converts to two full-sized practice courts
– Squash Center with four squash courts and viewing area
– Rowing Center with rowing tank
– Four new tennis courts
– Resurfaced competitive playing fields, including a turf field
– Field hockey practice field
– New softball field
– New Student Life Center with expanded dining facility
– Innovation Center for Digital Media and Technology
– Green roof (and other sustainable building elements)
– Sundial
– Weight room and workout center

PHOTOS: Agnes Irwin School unveils new facilities and campus expansion [Main Line Times]

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