Bowdoin College
Studzinski Recital Hall
Brunswick, ME

Existing Building: 1928 McKim, Mead & White Swimming Pool

Transforming the Curtis Pool brings new life to this long dormant campus landmark, and perhaps more significantly, it preserves Bowdoin’s extraordinary collection of McKim, Mead and White Buildings (over a dozen buildings). The decision to reuse the existing structure rather than constructing a new building on the periphery of campus provides a prominent central location for the Recital Hall, appropriate to its role in uniting Bowdoin’s campus community. (Renovation: 20,000 s.f.)

2012 AIA-CAE Education Facility Design Excellence Award
2011 BSA Sustainable Design Award
2009 BSA Recognizing Opportunity: Adaptive Reuse Citation Award
2008 AIA-CAE/SCUP Excellence in Architecture for Restoration and Preservation Honor Award
2008 AIA New England Design Excellence Honor Award
2008 USITT Merit Award in Architecture
2008 BSA Interior Architecture/Interior Design Honor Award
2007 BSA Higher Education Facilities Design Award
Photography: © Robert Benson