Phillips Exeter Academy
Forrestal Bowld Music Building
Exeter, NH

Existing Building: 1959 Music Building

A contemporary design within a historic Georgian campus, the building is situated in a prominent location on the campus’s main quadrangle that is defined by the historic Phillips Church and Louis Kahn’s famed Exeter Library. Large windows connect the Main Quad to the building’s large interior courtyard space, practice rooms and main orchestra space, encouraging a sense of community for students. (22,000 s.f.)
1996 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects
Photography: © Steve Rosenthal
Milton Academy
and Classroom Building
Milton, MA

Existing Building: Wigglesworth Hall (1901); Warren Hall (1880)

The Schwarz Student Center, a transparent glass-enclosed and open-plan layout of student and campus commons spaces, is inserted between two existing traditional brick classroom buildings. A combination of renovation and reconstruction, this new “Campus Crossroads” unites the two existing buildings into one structure while preserving the legibility of the two historic buildings. New mechanical and life safety systems were installed. Finegold Alexander + Associates is the Executive Architect. (Renovation: 62,000 s.f.; Addition: 20,000 s.f.)

2006 Citation for Design, Boston Society of Architects
Photography: © Robert Benson
Williams College
’62 Center for Theatre
and Dance
Williamstown, MA

Existing Building: Adams Memorial Theatre (1941)

The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College included the transformation of the existing proscenium theater into a new state-of-the-art 210-seat “thrust” type theater, as well as a new façade. (Renovation: 20,000 s.f.; Addition: 106,000 s.f.)

2008 National Honor Award for Interior Architecture, AIA; 2008 Honor Award, SCUP/AIA-CAE; 2007 Prague Quadrennial: Selected for Full Exhibition; 2006 Honor Award, New England Chapter, AIA; 2006 Honor Award for Interior Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects (BSA); 2006 Merit Award in Architecture, USITT; 2005 Higher Ed. Facilities Design Award, BSA
Photography: © Robert Benson
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.)
Photography: © Robert Benson
Tufts University
Packard Hall Renovation
Medford / Somerville, MA

Existing Building: 1856 Campus Building

William Rawn Associates is restoring this mid-nineteenth century building (the campus’s second oldest building). The project will involve 10,800 g.s.f. of interior renovations, to provide office space for the School of Arts and Sciences. All architectural finishes were replaced and new mechanical, electrical, and life safety systems will be installed. The project includes the restoration of the existing masonry façade and the construction of a new addition supporting elevator and a new means of egress from the building. (Renovation: 10,800 s.f.; Addition: 1,600 s.f.)
Photography: © William Rawn Associates
Charlestown Navy Yard Rowhouses
Charlestown, MA

A fifty-unit complex of brick housing, located directly on Boston Harbor in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Ranging from three to seven stairs, the project includes a mix of selected townhouses and elevator-served apartments. The Charlestown project was cited as one of the “Best Designs of 1988” by both The New York Times and TIME Magazine (47,000 s.f.)

1994 Honor Award in Architecture, National American Institute of Architects; 1993 Brick in Architecture Award, Brick Institute of America, AIA; 1991 Honor Award in Architecture, New England Chapter, AIA; 1991 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Boston Society of Architects; 1990 Excellence in Housing Award, AIA; 1990 First Award, Boston Society of Architects, Design Excellence in Housing Award; 1990 Honor Award, Waterfront Center, Washington, DC; Time Magazine: “Design: Best of 1988,” Time 1.2.89; New York Times: “The Year’s Best: 1988 in Review,” New York Times Sunday Arts and Leisure, 12/25/88
Photography: © Steven Rosenthal
Back of the Hill Rowhouses
Boston, MA

This 165-unit development of one-, two-, and three-bedroom townhouses for the Bricklayers and Laborers Non-Profit Housing Corporation creates a neighborhood of attractive affordable housing which enhances a sense of community by preserving street edges, providing units with bay windows for views along streets, and defines an urban park at its center.

1993 Urban Design Award of Excellence (forerunner to Honor Award), National American Institute of Architects; 1994 Metropolitan Home, “The Design 100”; 1991 Urban Design Award (First Award), Boston Society of Architects; 1990 Excellence in Housing Award, AIA; 1989 Design Excellence in Housing Award, Boston Society of Architects
Photography: © Steven Rosenthal
Dreamworks SKG
Master Plan and Design for Corporate Headquarters and Production Studio
Los Angeles, CA

This new headquarters for DreamWorks SKG-the first production studio in Los Angeles in the past 60 years-includes executive offices for Mssrs. Spielberg, Katzenberg, and Geffen, talent bungalows, administration/staff offices, a village center with retail and dining, nine sound studios, and production support facilities. The new campus surrounds a man-made lake. The Master Plan has been completed. Gensler (Los Angeles) is the Associate Architect. (1,450,000 s.f.)
Photography: © William Rawn Associates
New Town on the Napa River
Napa, CA

Master Planning and early design of 3000+ units of mixed-type housing for this 157-acre development, including town house and mid-rise (4-7 story) configurations facing the Napa River. Open spaces, including a vibrant town center surrounded by restaurant, retail, and housing uses, are mixed throughout the development, encouraging views of both the Napa River and the surrounding Napa Valley hills. LEED-ND Gold Certified.
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Yale University
The Rose Center
New Haven, CT

As the first project in an important new campus sector linking Central Campus and Science Hill, this building acts as a beacon for the University and the New Haven Community that places manned police functions at the ground floor to provide 24 hour “eyes on the street.” Uninterrupted glass walls at the public edges of the building reinforce the department’s commitment to community policing. The project also includes a community center for gathering and education. Opened in 2006. (38,000 s.f.)
2006 Honor Award, Connecticut Chapter, AIA; 2006 Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects
Photography: © Robert Benson; William Rawn Associates