Impact of Residential Life
Patterson-Sculley House Transforms the Campus
The opening of Patterson-Sculley House represents a transformational moment in the history of the School. Not only does it place all students within a three-minute walk of the Main Building, it also fundamentally changes the physical center of our campus, bringing us all closer together and fostering a stronger sense of community.
The beautiful, light-filled building benefits and supports all St. Markers, offering the very best student experience with thoughtfully designed study nooks and common rooms, along with a full kitchen for experiential learning opportunities and a lofty “classroom in the sky” on the top floor that overlooks Belmont Field. Designed to meet St. Mark’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, Patterson-Sculley House features solar panels, state-of-the-art glass and HVAC, and hand-crafted benches and wall units made of reclaimed wood from campus.
The spectacular addition of the Alice Yin Hung ’86 East Gallery provides residents of the new hall with a majestic glass-faced entrance as they now enter the Main Building from the east. The first phase of the residential life project to be completed, the East Gallery features an inviting space to showcase student artwork, a wide staircase leading to the first floor, and an elevator for increased accessibility.
Both physically and philosophically, Patterson-Sculley House and the Hung East Gallery represent a giant leap forward for living and learning on campus. Made possible through the foundational generosity of our philanthropic partners, this residential life project represents the largest single fundraising initiative in School history ($38.9 million) and allows St. Mark’s to advance our mission to educate students for lives of leadership and service.
“This building is going to set the stage for what residential life looks like at St. Mark’s in the years to come. It’s going to provide all of the opportunities that we want and need to be a collaborative, collective community and to be the best St. Mark’s that we can possibly be.”
—Dean of Student Engagement Maggie Caron