The existing Spurr Dormitory was constructed between 1966 and 1967. It was renovated at least once between then and 2005, and the most recent renovation was in 2005 where the West wing of the building underwent a Level 1 Alteration updating the finishes and lighting throughout those spaces. The dormitory is located on the Berkshire School campus between two other dormitory buildings and faculty housing. Parking is provided adjacent to the building for faculty.
A new two-story addition on the West side, includes six (6) new double dorm rooms, and an accessible bathroom and shower on each level. The new wing provides a similar massing to the original building, built into a hillside toward the adjoining property at the rear of the lot. The pallet used materials, similar to adjacent buildings, while complementing the Federal style of the original masonry dormitory building. The addition is intended to capture the massing of the original building, while using more residential grade fenestration, materials and trim profiles including standing seam metal roof and clapboard siding finish.
The existing building North wing that houses the faculty apartments was renovated and reconfigured. The existing first floor apartment was renovated to become an accessible three-bedroom apartment. The student dorm rooms in the North wing of the first floor were reconfigured from a triple dorm into two doubles, and the common room was refurbished. The existing second floor apartments were also renovated and reconfigured into a more useable layout with updated finishes. The common bathroom was updated to meet accessibility standards.