LEED certified Milliken Center for Learning unveiled
Posted April 25, 2012
Spartanburg Day School celebrated the contributions of Roger Milliken Friday,
with a celebration of the Gold certification in the Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for our core buildings
The financial backing of brothers Roger and Gerrish Milliken ensured the renovation needed to meet LEED certification were completed. Rennovations of 50 year old buildings began in the Spring of 2010. The cost as $3.4 million project.
“What has been given to us and not take it for granted, we must realize that the Day School stands for the future,” said headmaster Chris Dorrance, who also said that the project was a unique undertaking because it is often more complicated to renovate an existing structure than to start a brand new one.
Friday’s ceremony also honored Roger Milliken with the unveling of the buildings new name. Now called the The Milliken Center for Learning, the contribution of Milliken will forever be remembered.
“What has been given to us and not take it for granted, we must realize that the Day School stands for the future.”
Nancy Milliken, Roger Milliken’s daughter, represented the family at the ceremony and said that her father viewed education as a lifelong journey of discovery and would say
“Thank you and congratulations to the team that brought the project together,” said Nancy Milliken. “We have tremendous hope for the future of Spartanburg and have this example of sustainability in one of the major institutions.”
A handkerchief tree, known as a dove tree, was planted in the school’s courtyard near the building by the board of trustees.