Ketchum Hall before the transformation and on re-opening day, September 19, 2016.
The great hall is the first phase of Royal St. Georges College redevelopment plan. Here is a 360 viewport of the space. Enthusiastic reactions by students on opening day of the transformed Ketchum Hall included:
I couldn’t have imagined what we had before could become this. – Everett R. – Grade 12
Ketchum Hall has turned into one of the coolest places in the school. – Rupert C-R., Grade 12
I’m very impressed by how nice it looks. – Marten L., Grade 7
It looks very modern. I like the design, especially the ceiling. – Zachary C., Grade 7
It’s very modern and new. The design is pretty cool. – Adam S., Grade 7
It feels a lot more open. I love seeing the final product. It’s very cool. – Aidan C., Grade 7
It’s a good environment for people to eat in. It’s very organized. – Zachary C., Grade 8
It’s better than I expected. I didn’t expect the design to be so intricate. I like it. – Thomas J.-K., Grade 8
I like the way the windows let in the light from outside. – Wil L., Grade 9
I like the new skylights – more light comes in now. And I like the round tables on the side. I can’t wait to be in Grade 12! – Luca M., Grade 9
I love it. It’s a huge upgrade from what we had before. It’s a lot more organized and it’s a way more inviting place. – Ethan K., Grade 12
It’s a lot better. It’s warmer and more welcoming. The wood furniture is so nice. The roof is great, the natural sunlight comes in. And it looks so much bigger! – Pengrui C., Grade 12
It’s amazing. The use of natural light makes it a much friendlier and inviting place. – George B., Grade 12
It gives you a warm feeling as if you were eating at home – Sebastian R., Grade 12
It’s night and day from what it was. It’s giving me an orchestra of emotions. – Owen H., Grade 12
A RSG staff member said, ". . having this room given to us...for my use...makes me feel as if I am very special." Another staff member told us, "You did an absolutely amazing job. Your renderings were beautiful. The real thing? Spectacular. RSGC was already an amazing place because of the people. Now it's also an amazing place because of the buildings. Well done."
Watch this unedited video of the boys' reaction when they see the space for the first time.