New Spaces: The Logan Loft and Campus Commons
A year of progress: see the construction of new Logan Loft from late January through December 2017.
Burgundy officially opened its newest spaces — The Logan Loft and Campus Commons — at a dedication event on April 11. See photos from the event, and watch a video of the program.
Thanks to the generosity of our Burgundy community, we are now enjoying The Logan Loft, a new arts and community center, and the adjacent Campus Commons. Burgundy's old arts building, which housed countless memories for several generations of students, was known as the Loft. We're delighted that the new building is officially named The Logan Loft, in recognition of a leading gift from alumni parents Dan and Gloria Logan and The Reva & David Logan Foundation.
Demolition on the old Loft began in late January 2017, and after a year of construction, classes and meetings began using the building in late February 2018. We've enjoyed several "Logan Loft firsts" already — like the first all school meeting, first Alumni Speak, first board meeting and first Arts Festival — and are looking forward to more, including the first Middle School production, which will be the Class of 2018's Peter Pan, coming in May!
None of this would be possible without the generosity of our community. Donors to this Campus Renewal project include current and former students, families, and faculty and staff. We appreciate every gift!
Honoring Ann Van Deusen
The Campus Commons is an outdoor space at the center of Burgundy's Alexandria campus. This area of campus borders both the new Logan Loft and East Barn, which houses Burgundy's library, computer lab, and world language classes. It's an area where Ann Van Deusen spent innumerable hours — Ann was hired as Burgundy's first full-time librarian in 1981, and during her tenure the Rachel Hall Library grew from a single room in the old Loft to its home in East Barn. A parent and grandparent of Burgundy alumni, Ann dedicated more than 30 years to Burgundy and its students. We are proud to share that the Campus Commons will honor Ann and her legacy; soon we will seek naming suggestions for the space.