Heronfield Academy

Master Plan


Heronfield Academy




Exeter and Hampton Falls, NH

Education in a rural farm setting

Heronfield Academy is an independent school that has developed a unique approach to middle school education on a campus that originally served as a working farm and later an equestrian facility. The existing series of residential-scale buildings provides a great sense of community, yet constrains opportunities for optimal classrooms, group recreation, and performance spaces.

Our team worked with the school’s leadership to develop a master plan that strikes a balance between the desire to maintain a rural feel while growing as an institution. The first phase addressed immediate needs, such as a new athletic field. Over time, the completed plan will improve vehicular circulation on the site, add both a gymnasium and auditorium, and reimagine the classrooms in a new series of small-scale buildings around a central outdoor education area.