Now that the STREAM Building is open, attention shifts to the design and implementation of the next project for SAAS; the Cardinal Union Building!

The Cardinal Union Building will unite the Upper and Middle Schools on the 12th Avenue Block and generate space for new curricular developments. Cardinal Union will create 70,000+ square feet of engaging learning spaces making room for dynamic curricular innovations, community-building interactions, and school-wide efficiencies including more time on task for students.
Construction for Cardinal Union is slated to begin in March of 2017 and is expected to be completed for the start of the school year in September 2018.

The Cardinal Union Building

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  • Middle School classrooms will nearly double in size
  • Middle School Learning Commons and Cafeteria

Space for All-Middle School meetings, eating lunch, spending free time, and additional community-building activities

  • Three grade-level community spaces

Space for grade meetings, small-group projects and collaboration, individual study space, and spending free time

  • Middle School makerspace

Space to support project-based, hands-on curricular development for Middle School programs



  • Instrumental Music classroom for both Upper and Middle School students
  • Additional instrumental practice room, instrument storage
  • Designed to maximize acoustics
  • Located for easy access to the Vanderbilt
  • Instrumental Faculty office



Second Gym

  • Connected to the current Gym
  • Additional practice and game space for Upper School and Middle School sports teams
  • Additional on-site space for P.E. program

Outdoor Playfield

  • Located directly above the second gym
  • Outdoor play space for Middle School student free time
  • Additional on-site space for P.E. program
  • Potential small-practice space for Upper School and Middle School sports teams



  • The current Gym garage will be expanded to include additional parking
  • Off-street pick-up and drop-off station


The Cardinal Union Building Floor Plans

CUB2 Floorplan Renderings

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