The Revers Center for Science and Visual Arts

The opening of The Revers Center for Science and Visual Arts represents a milestone moment in our school history. This state-of-the-art facility makes tangible our commitment to academic excellence. Our talented faculty are using the incredible features of this new building to create innovative new courses and interdisciplinary, experiential learning opportunities that will challenge our students in new ways and excite their imaginations.

~ Ned Parsons, Head of School

Building Fast Facts

• 34,000-square feet
• 1 ceramics studio with 50% more pottery wheels
• 1 sculpture studio with expanded collection of tools
• 1 plaster studio
• 2 2D studios for drawing and painting
• 1 wet photography lab
• 6 interdisciplinary classrooms
• 4 videoconferencing systems
• 4 breakout areas
• 6 labs/laboratory classrooms
• 4 lab prep rooms
• 1 advanced guided research lab
• 1 robotics studio
• 1 engineering classroom
• 1 rapid prototyping studio
• 8 3D printers
• 1 CNC router


List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Who is the building named for?

    The building is named in honor of Daniel R. Revers, P’15, the single largest donor in the school’s history as well as the lead donor to FutureMakers: The Campaign for Rivers. You can read more about Revers and his role in the planning and construction of the new Center online here.
  • What is the purpose of the new building?

    The new building is designed to provide transformative, dedicated space for Upper School Science and Visual Arts. In addition, it will create prominent community gathering areas, as well as space for collaborative work and gallery areas. The additional space will enable expanded access to courses and enhance experiential learning opportunities in science and visual arts.
  • How will the new building impact teaching and learning at Rivers?

    The Board endorsed this project because it signifies Rivers’ unwavering commitment to academics and to providing our students with outstanding innovative and experiential learning opportunities. Not only will these new spaces enhance classroom learning, they will provide opportunities for students to work independently on art and design projects and to conduct self-directed science research projects in a central, free-standing lab designed specifically for student-generated, faculty-guided research.
  • How much did the building cost?

    The 34,000-square-foot building cost approximately $23 million and was funded by donations raised through FutureMakers: The Campaign for Rivers.