University of Virginia
Marching Band Rehearsal Hall
Charlottesville, VA

This new Rehearsal Hall for the University Marching Band includes an approximately 4,100 s.f. main rehearsal space for the 250-musician band. The design of the building was guided by William Rawn Associates’ Arts Precinct Master Plan, completed in 2000. (17,900 g.s.f.)
Photography: © Robert Benson Photography
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Sonoma State University
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall
Sonoma County, CA

William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. acted as Project Designers for the interior of the new Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, located at the edge of the Sonoma State University Campus. The venue doubles as the year-round home of the Santa Rosa Symphony and a summer host for the San Francisco Symphony. The venue also hosts major orchestras and performers. A set of large glass windows facing the archetypal Sonoma Hills to the east orients the 1,400-seat concert hall in its Northern California context. The hall provides a sense of intimacy for the audience and performer with warm wood detailing and the arrangement of loge boxes and two surrounding balconies. Large doors at the rear of the hall open the space onto a terraced lawn, where an audience of 3,000 people—all with views of the stage—can listen to musical performances surrounded by views of Sonoma County hills.

Executive Architect: A.C. Martin Partners Inc. Sacramento, CA
Photography: © David Wakely; © Drew Altizer
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Northeastern University
Fenway Center
Boston, MA

Existing Building: St. Ann’s Church

This project involved the transformation of an existing church into a multi-use performance venue (330 seats), with the capability of adjusting for various events, including choral and orchestra recitals, banquets, lectures, small-cast theater events, and church services. The project sought to maintain St. Ann’s strong architectural character and to facilitate quick change-overs between use by minimizing the time and labor to adapt the space to different uses while reflecting the need to revert the space back to church every Sunday. Four key components to the renovation to accommodating multi-use performances are a new stage platform, a new lighting grid, new adjustable acoustics, and new furniture (loose chairs and tables). (Renovation: 12,600 s.f.)
Photography: © Robert Benson
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Northeastern University
Blackman Auditorium
Boston, MA

Existing Building: 1940s Auditorium

This 1100-seat auditorium, built in the 1940’s, is being renovated to improve its use as a flexible multi-form hall supporting theatre, lectures, classrooms, music concerts, guest events and student orientations. This renovation includes architectural and technical upgrades to the auditorium, lobby and back-of-house spaces. (14,000 s.f.)
Photography: © Bruce Martin Photography
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Phillips Exeter Academy
Forrestal Bowld Music Building
Exeter, NH

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
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Celebration Teaching Academy and K-12 School
Celebration, FL

A K-12 public school and teaching academy was commissioned by the Walt Disney Development Company. Informed by a set of educational reform qualities, the school is a key part of the development of Disney’s Celebration Town. The 36-acre campus, serving 1,200 students each year, is located on the commons in the heart of the new town. Schenkel Schultz Architecture and KBJ Architects are the Associated Architects.
Photography: © Peter Aaron / Esto
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Stanford University
Graduate School of Business Master Plan & Classroom Buildings
Stanford, CA

A Master Plan and Conceptual Design for a new Graduate School of Business campus at Stanford University on a 9.7 acre site in the middle of the Stanford campus contemplates 430,000 s.f. in a two phase plan. The Master Plan has created a framework for the development a new educational model that reconsiders the School’s curriculum and transforms its culture and structure. The Plan has generated support in the form of several funding commitments totaling over $100M and the University has now taken steps to begin design of the new campus. The Steinberg Group is the Associate Architect.
Photography: © Dongik Lee; William Rawn Associates
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Wheelock College
Campus Center and Student Residences
Boston, MA

This project is the first major new building for Wheelock College in 40 years. Located along the Riverway, the project provides 108 new student beds, a 250-seat dining facility for the entire campus, and campus center activities such as a lounge, cafe, campus store, multi-purpose room, conference room, mail room and associated offices. These public amenities are grouped on the ground floor, with dining on the second floor and the student residences above. (60,000 s.f.; 108 beds)
Photography: © Robert Benson
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Milton Academy
Schwarz Student Center
Milton, MA

The Schwarz Student Center is a social hub for high school-age students and the staff and faculty of Milton Academy. Located at the heart of Milton’s grounds, the Center brings the physical campus together by seamlessly reconnecting two major pedestrian paths. Clear glass curtain walls allow the activity on campus to be seen and experienced; at night, the building becomes an iconic beacon among Milton’s brick buildings. Leed Certified USGBC. Feingold + Alexander Associates is the Associate Architect. (16,000 s.f.)

2006 Citation for Design, Boston Society of Architects
Photography: © Robert Benson
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Keene State College
Campus Center
Keene, NH

The Campus Center is pivotally located at the intersection of the campus’ major east/west and north/south pedestrian paths. The three-story atrium acts as a gathering place for a variety of building functions; a multi-purpose performance and banquet space, bookstore, post office, trustee meeting room, convention-style meeting rooms, night club, food court, administrative and student offices. (75,000 s.f.)
Photography: © Steve Rosenthal
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