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Architecture Magazine, September 2014
Architect Magazine
"The Architect 50: America's Top Firms"
Ranked William Rawn Associates the #2 Architecture Firm in the Nation and #2 for Sustainability
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Babson College - Glavin Family Chapel
Journal of the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art & Architecture
2001 Faith & Form/IFRAA Religious Architecture Award
November 1, 2002
Church and Worship Technology
Glavin Family Chapel: Babson College, Wellesley, Mass
December 1, 2002
Babson Bulletin
Glavin Family Chapel Unites Campus
Melinda Lamb Theodore, Winter 1998
Back of the Hill Affordable Housing
Progressive Architecture
P/A Inquiry: Affordable Housing
February 1, 1987
Bates College - Residence Halls
Architectural Record
Residence Halls, Bates College
November 1, 1994
Battle Road Farm
The Boston Globe
Thoughtful designs for city and suburb
Robert Campbell, October 2, 1990
Front Porch Society
Michael Leccese, July 1, 1990
Berklee College of Music, Berklee Tower
Boston Globe
"Berklee Tower Required Designers to Think Outside a Cramped Box"
Robert Campbell, May 2014
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American Institute of Architects
Berklee College of Music Tower Receives National Housing Award
April 16, 2015
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Berklee College of Music / William Rawn Associates
March 12, 2014
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William Rawn: Architecture For the Public Realm
Essays by William Rawn
New York City: Edizioni Press; Introduction by Paul A. Barreneche, June 23, 2005
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Building Type Basics for College and University Facilities - Second Edition
Chapter on Cultural Facilities by William Rawn & Cliff Gayley
Publisher: Wiley & Sons; Editor: David Neuman, FAIA, Fall 2012
Boston Public Library Johnson Building Improvements
Boston Globe
Into the Light
Dan Adams, March 25, 2016
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Boston Globe
Let the Makeover Begin!
Bella English, December 3, 2013
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The New York Times
Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond
Katharine Q. Seelye, March 7, 2014
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Bowdoin College - Recital Hall
The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine
This Became That? How an Abandoned Pool was Transformed into a World-Class Recital Hall
Stacey Chase, December 14, 2008
Chronicle of Higher Education
College’s 1928 Swimming Pool Has a New Role as a Recital Hall
Lawrence Biemiller, August 1,2007
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Bowdoin Alumni Magazine
Studzinski Recital Hall and Kanbar Auditorium Bring Sounds of Music to Campus
Selby Frame, Summer 2007
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Architecture Boston
Higher Education Design Awards: Studzinski Recital Hall
January 1, 2008
Contract Design Magazine
Design Shaping the 21st Century College Campus
David Neuman, FAIA, March 16, 2012
Architectural Record (Online)
Bowdoin Recital Hall
June 1, 2008
Bowdoin College - Residence Halls
Architectural Record
Bowdoin College, Two Residence Halls
Elizabeth Arcuri, August, 1 2000
Built for Show
The Baltimore Sun
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Performing Arts and Humanities Building
August 31, 2014
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Cambridge Public Library
Boston Society of Architects INFORM Exhibit
Cambridge Public Library featured as one of three case studies
Februray 2012
The Boston Sunday Globe
What a Posh Hotel and a New Library Share
Robert Campbell, November 1, 2009
The Boston Globe (
Best of the New: Hangouts and Hot Spots: Cambridge Public Library
February 1, 2010
Green Studio Handbook (2nd Edition)
Case Study: Cambridge Public Library
Alison Kwok and Walter Grondzik, 2011
Architect Magazine
Annual Design Review Awards: Cambridge Public Library
November 1, 2010
American Libraries
2010 Library Design Showcase: Cambridge Public Library
April 1, 2010
The Boston Globe
A welcoming place
Jan Gardner, November 15, 2009
Boston Herald
Brand New in Boston (Recognized Cambridge Public Library as one of the “Ten best Boston-area buildings of the decade.”)
Paul Restuccia, January 4, 2010
The Architect's Newspaper
In Detail: Cambridge Public Library
April 7, 2010
Architecture Week
Cambridge Public Library
James McCown, January 1, 2010
Boston Society of Architects Chapter Letter
Curtain call (Interview with Cliff Gayley on the double-skin curtain wall at Cambridge Public Library)
Genevieve Rajewski, January - February 2011
The Boston Sunday Globe
Two very different buildings are honored (Article on 2010 Harleston Parker Medal for Cambridge Public Library)
Robert Campbell, January 23, 2011
Architectural Record
Double-skin Curtain Walls Feature: Cambridge Public Library
Joann Gonchar, AIA, July 7, 2010
Architectural Record
Legible and Luminous: Cambridge Public Library
Joann Gonchar, AIA, October 1, 2010
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Library Journal
A Cutting-Edge Undertaking
Ann Kim, May 15, 2010
Cambridge Public Library Receives National Honor Award
American Institute of Architects
Cambridge Public Library Receives National Honor Award

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Carneros Inn
Sunset Magazine
Wine Country Retreat
Jamie Gross, November 1, 2005
Builder Magazine
Year-Round Retreat
Kathleen Stanley, May 1, 2004
CondeNast Traveler Magazine
Gold List Selection
2008, 2009 & 2010
Los Angeles Times
Nouveau Napa
Craig Nakano, April 4, 2004
Interior Design
Jamie Gross, February 1, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle Magazine
Carneros Reinvented
Zahid Sardar, August 1, 2004
Napa Valley Register
R&R at the Carneros Inn
L. Peirce Carson, May 2, 2004
Photography by Christopher Kilkus, October 1, 2004
Cary Koka Booth Amphitheater
Southern Living
Music Under the Stars
Robin Sutton, May 1, 2006
Architecture Magazine
Steel Pines
Vernon Mays, August 1, 2002
Architectural Record
Snapshot: Big drama in a little clearing in North Carolina
Ingrid Whitehead, March 1, 2003
Cedar Rapids Federal Courthouse
The Sustainable Enterprise Report
Green, Safe and Secure: America's 21st Century Civic Architecture (White Paper)
Barbara A. Nadel, 2010
Architect Magazine
Local Market: Cedar Rapids Iowa
Margot Carmichael Lester and Claire Parker, April 1, 2011
Charlestown Navy Yard Affordable Housing
The New York Times
Fashions in Bricks and Mortar Make Room for Conscience
Paul Goldberger, December 25, 1988
Time Magazine
Best of '88: Design: A Compelling New Modernism
Kurt Anderson, January 1, 1989
Low-Income Housing Made High Architecture
Robert Campbell, July 1, 1989
Columbus Fire Station No. 6
Columbus Explored
John King, July - August 2006
The Washington Post
The Champion of Urbane Renewal
Benjamin Forgey, August 21, 2004
Duke University, Rubenstein Arts Center - Honorable Mention - SCUP Excellence in Architecture for a New Building
The Society for College and University Planning
Duke University, Rubenstein Arts Center - Honorable Mention - SCUP Excellence in Architecture for a New Building
Jury Comments: “very optimistic, ambitious multidisciplinary project . . . liked the team’s integrative design process . . . a successful design integrating art-making, creative expression, and academic inquiry . . . beautiful”
East Boston Library
Boston Globe
New East Boston branch library is wide open to all
Robert Campbell, MARCH 01, 2014
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Based on lecture at National Building Museum, Washington D.C.
The Public, the Concert Hall, and the Theater
William Rawn, January 16, 2002
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Excerpts from interview on Seiji Ozawa Hall
A Room for Music
William Rawn, March 1, 1994
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Based on lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Campus and the City
William Rawn, February 24, 1999
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New England Landscape
Architecture as Pattern of Place: Farm, Village, and City in New England.
William Rawn, Volume 1, 1989
General/About the Firm
The New York Times
Dorm Style: gothic castle vs. futuristic sponge (The Exterior Debate: Memory and Invention)
Fred Bernstein, November 20, 2002
Boston Business Journal
Drawing on repeat business helps architectural firms
James McCown, September 9, 2009
Architect Magazine
Recognized William Rawn Associates as one of the nation’s top award winners, 2007
May 1, 2007
The New York Times
For a price, colleges offer students privacy (The Interior Debate: Singles or Doubles)
Sara Rimer, January 27, 2003
Architect Magazine
Ranked #1 Architecture Firm in the Nation -- The Architect 50: America's Top Firms (Not Just the Biggest)
May 1, 2009
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The Boston Sunday Globe
Starting Slow, Finishing Fast
Sam Allis, July 5, 2009
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Architect Magazine
Ranked #3 Architecture Firm in the Nation and #1 for Sustainability-- The Architect 50: America's Top Firms
May 1, 2011
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Grinnell College Residence Halls
The Grinnell Magazine
East Campus is Born
Jacqueline Harding Stolze, Winter 2003
Harvard Business School Tata Hall
Boston Business Journal
On the Horizon
February 17, 2012
The Boston Globe
At Harvard, a renewed vision
Casey Ross, September 17, 2011
Harvard Magazine, September 2012
Harvard Magazine
"Architecture in concert"
A profile of our firm
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Mattapan Branch, Boston Public Library
Architectural Record (Online)
Building Types Study: Civic Buildings: Mattapan Branch, Boston Public Library
February 3, 2010
The Boston Globe
New library hailed as Mattapan's future
Brian R. Ballou, March 1, 2009
The Boston Globe Editorial Page
Rebirth in Mattapan
Jan Gardner, November 15, 2009
The Boston Sunday Globe
Library shines brightly in Mattapan
Robert Campbell, March 8, 2009
The Boston Globe
Mattapan bestseller
Editorial Page, June 8, 2007
Architecture Week
AIA/ALA Library Awards: Mattapan Branch Library
May 18, 2011
American Libraries
2010 Library Design Showcase: Mattapan Branch, Boston Public Library
March 15, 2010
Library Journal
American Institute of Architects Announces Library Design Awards
Michael Kelley, April 28, 2011
Mill Race Center
The Republic
Mill Race Center a dream that's come to life
Republic Editorial, February 17, 2011
Milton Academy Science Center
Architectural Record
Schools of the 21st Century: Pritzker Science Center: In the Name of Science
Beth Broome, January 1, 2012
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Milton Magazine
A day in the life of the Schwarz Student Center
Erin Hoodlet, Fall 2008
Milton Magazine
Milton's mission alive in new spaces
Spring 2004
US Green Building Council (online)
Case Study on LEED Certification
February 28, 2005
Monograph and Essays by William Rawn Associates
William Rawn Associates, Architects
The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd, 2014

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Mount Auburn Cemetery Bigelow Chapel and New Crematory Wins AIA New England Award
AIA New England
Mount Auburn Cemetery Bigelow Chapel and New Crematory Wins AIA New England Award

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Northeastern University - Building F (Residenca Hall, Classroom Building & Cultural Center)
Architecture Week
AIA Housing Awards: Mixing Housing and Academics in Boston
March 30, 2011
Northeastern University - Building H (College of Computer & Information Science)
Banker & Tradesman
New Northeastern Building Brings Intensity to Campus Life
Jeffrey Stein, January 10, 2005
The Boston Sunday Globe
This year's Parker Medalist: an elegant high-rise
Robert Campbell, December 11, 2005
The Boston Sunday Globe
While some throw curves, a light motif stands out (Robert Campbell's picks)
Robert Campbell, December 26, 2004
The Northeastern Voice
H is for Home
July 20, 2004
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine
Starchitecture on Campus
David Dillon, February 22, 2004
Architectural Record (Online)
Building Types Study: Colleges and Universities: Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science
Architecture Boston
2005 Harleston Parker Medal: Rarefied Atmospheres
Bill Kirtz, January - February 2008
Northeastern University - West Campus
Northeastern University Magazine
Building a New Northeastern: The West Campus Residence Hall Opens an Era
Deborah Klenotic, September 1, 1999
The Boston Globe
Northeastern's residential gem
Editorial Page, September 17, 1999
The Boston Sunday Globe
Elegant tower is a milestone in university's transformation
Robert Campbell, October 10, 2004
Sixteen Projects Ring in 2004 With Honor Awards for Architecture
January 1, 2004
Eleven Projects Receive 2005 Regional and Urban Design Honor Awards
January 1, 2005
Phillips Exeter Academy Music Building
Architectural Record
Fitting Harmony
Nancy Levinson, May 1, 2006
The Exeter Bulletin
Designing a New Place for Music at Exeter
William Rawn, Summer 1996
Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood
The Sixteenth Annual Interiors Awards
Bonnie Schwartz, January 1, 1995
New York Magazine
Splendor in the Grass
Peter G. Davis, July 25, 1994
Architecture Magazine
Decorated Shed
December 1994
The New York Times
Battle Lines Fade at Tanglewood
Allan Kozinn, August 21, 1995
The Boston Sunday Globe
Seiji Ozawa Hall is an integral part of Tanglewood
Richard Dryer, August 1, 2004
The New York Times
Tanglewood: A Puckish Bit of Mischief by Moonlight
James Oestreich, August 3, 2004
Atlantic Monthly
Sounds as Good as it Looks
Witold Rybczynski, June 1, 1996
Concert Halls and Opera Houses, 2nd Edition
Ranked Ozawa Hall: 2nd best concert hall in the U.S. built in the past 50 years; 4th best concert hall in the world in the past 50 years; 13th best concert hall in the world ever
Leo Beranek, June 26, 2005
The Boston Globe Magazine
Bill Rawn's Room for Music
Katharine Whittemore, July 10, 1994
The New York Times
Changed But the Same
Edward Rothstein, July 9, 1994
Sonoma State University Green Music Center
The New York Times
$12 Million Gift for Music at Sonoma State Hall
Robin Pogrebin, March 23, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
Green dream of a music center takes shape at Sonoma State
Jesse Hamlin, October 19, 2005
Swarthmore College Residence Halls
Swarthmore College Bulletin
Cohesion & Diversity
Inga Saffron, December 1, 2005
Chronicle of Higher Education
A Boldly Designed Dormitory
April 28, 2006
Architecture Week (Online)
AIA Housing Awards 2010: Dorms at Swarthmore
Brian Libby, May 14, 2010
Architectural Record (Online)
Building Types Study: Colleges and Universities: Swarthmore College Residence Halls
November 1, 2007
The Daily Gazette
The Evolution of Green Roofs at Swarthmore
Henrietta Hakes, October 6, 2010
The New York Times
The New College Mixer
Bradford McKee, September 1, 2005
Apartment Therapy New York
Best Dorm Rooms
Sarah Coffey, July 28, 2008
Tanglewood Learning Institute
Boston Symphony Orchestra
BSO Announces Major New Set of Buildings on Tanglewood Campus

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Architectural Record
"Open Season: A New Complex Builds on Tanglewood Embrace of the Outdoors"

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Temple Beth Elohim
The Boston Sunday Globe
A Temple, a masterwork
Robert Campbell, October 9, 2011
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Faith & Form Journal
Lay of the Land: Reflections of faith in sacred landscapes
Joseph Geller and Deb Michener, Fall 2010
Temple Beth Elohim Hosts NPR's From The Top
National Public Radio (NPR)
Temple Beth Elohim Hosts NPR's From The Top

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The Lofts of Washington University in St. Louis
Urban Land Institute
ULI Case Study on The Lofts of Washington University

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The Music Center at Strathmore
The Washington Post Weekend Edition
A Bright New Light: The Music Center at Strathmore
Richard Harrington, February 4, 2005
The Washington Post
Strathmore's Hidden Assets
Benjamin Forgey, January 30, 2005
The Washington Post
Strathmore: Off to a Sound Beginning
Tim Page, February 7, 2005
Washingtonian Magazine
Sound and Glory
Stephen Wigler, February 1, 2005
The New York Times
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Expands its Territory
Daniel J. Wakin, February 7, 2005
The Baltimore Sun
Encore Performance
Edward Gunts, January 31, 2005
The Baltimore Sun
Sound Design
Edward Gunts, January 31, 2005
The Wall Street Journal
A Bauble for the Suburbs
Editorial Page, February 8, 2005
The Wall Street Journal
Will a Suburban Outpost Save the Symphony?
Barbara Jepson, March 9, 2005
Symphony Magazine
Let there be Light
Rebecca Winzenried, September - October 2006
The Washington Post
Setting the Stage for Learning: Classes at Strathmore Expand its Audience
Aruna Jain, February 9, 2006
Interior Design Magazine
Bravo Bethesda
January 1, 2005
Style Magazine
Key Change
Michael Anft, April 1, 2005
Trinity College Residence Halls
Trinity Alumni Magazine
The Summit: Rooms with a Viewpoint
Martin J. Waters, Winter 2001
Architectural Record (Online)
The Summit Residences and Court, Trinity College
December 2001
Tufts University Master Plan
Boston Globe
Smart Growth at Tufts
Editorial Page, December 11, 2004
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Tufts University Sophia Gordon Residence Hall
The Boston Sunday Globe
Graduating to Green
Richard Thompson, April 8, 2007
Tufts Alumni Magazine
Bold by Design
Mark Sullivan, Fall 2005
The Boston Globe
Colleges get high-tech treatment
Peter Schworm, September 2, 2007
W Boston Hotel
The Boston Globe (
Best of the New 2010: Hangouts and Hot Spots: The W Lounge
February 1, 2010
The Boston Globe
A Worthy Hotel Project
Edward Rothstein, July 9, 1994
Esplanade Magazine
Through the Looking Glass: W Boston Hotel and Residences
John T. O’Connor, January - February 2010
Boston Homes
W showcases seven models
Marilyn Jackson, December 11, 2010
The Boston Sunday Globe
What a Posh Hotel and a New Library Share
Robert Campbell, November 1, 2009
Design New England Magazine
Real Estate: Looks Sell
Barbara Meltz, May - June 2010
Boston Common Magazine
Guess who's coming to Boston?
Michelle Hunter, January 11, 2012
WRA Recognized by Five 2020 BSA Design Awards
Boston Society of Architects
WRA Recognized by Five 2020 BSA Design Awards
We are proud of our collaboration with our clients and the recent recognition from the Boston Society of Architects Design Awards. Honor Award for Design Excellence: Linde Center for Music and Learning at Tanglewood Honor Award for Design Excellence: King Open / Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex with Arrowstreet Honor Award for Sustainable Design: King Open / Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex with Arrowstreet Merit Award for Design Excellence: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Bigelow Chapel Renovation and Expansion Citation for Design Excellence: Pennsylvania State University, Recital Hall with Bostwick Design Partnership
Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance
Contract Magazine
Pomp and Circumstance: Today's performing arts centers celebrate democracy and community with designs that are as important as the performances themselves
Holly Richmond, September 1, 2006
USITT News & Notices
Prague Quadrennial Architecture Exhibit Focus on a New Generation
Richard Pilbrow, November 1, 2006
The Boston Globe
At Williams College, A Triumph of Versatility
Leighton Klein, October 2, 2005
Architectural Record
“‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williams College
Suzanne Stephens, January 2008
A Class Act: Williams College opens world-class performing arts center
Heather Livingston, September 1, 2005
The Wall Street Journal
When Buildings Try Too Hard
Witold Rybczynski, November 22-23, 2008
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Williams Alumni Review
William Patrick, January 1, 2006

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