CATS is a private preparatory school which has enjoyed success in the UK for many years. BAA was commissioned to design a thriving and coherent campus for CATS Braintree, the first such campus in the United States. The goal of this $65 million, 300,000 sf flagship campus is to prepare its international student population to attend top-notch colleges in the United States by maintaining a high faculty to student ratio and providing intense cultural immersion. The plan called for a central visual axis as an organizing idea, incorporating all the academic, dining, residential, athletic, and support facilities – in essence helping to create a new campus from the ground up.
The three newly-constructed dormitories house 400 single wifi-enabled en-suite dorm rooms, just a short walk across the courtyard from the main academic building. Each unit has a private bedroom, a private bathroom, quality finishes, modern furnitures and air-conditioning. All residences have a student lounge for students to get together with friends and relax.