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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)
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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
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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.)
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Babson College
Reynolds Campus Center
Wellesley, MA

The new campus center is home to student retail ventures, the campus store, sidewalk delis and cafes, student mailroom, international reading room, meeting rooms and student activities offices. A bustling daylight interior street was created parallel to the major campus path bringing the life of the campus into the building. The Campus Center also contains an award-winning 450-seat Theater with wraparound balconies and side loge box seating. (39,000 s.f.)

2001 Merit Award in Architecture, New England Chapter, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
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Tufts University
Sophia Gordon Hall
Medford / Somerville, MA

Working within the University Master Plan developed by this firm, this 126-bed residence hall creates a strong pedestrian path connecting the uphill and downhill campus. The four-story building includes four-bedroom and six-bedroom apartments as well as a small student theatre/performance space. Through integrating a range of solar technologies in the design, the project highlights the university's commitment to sustainable issues. USGBC LEED Gold Certified. (62,000 s.f.; 126 beds)
2008 Honor Award for Housing Design, Boston Society of Architects; 2007 Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects; 2007 Merit Award, New England Chapter, AIA; 2007 Higher Education Facilities Design Award, Boston Society of Architects; 2007 Citation for Sustainable Design, Boston Society of Architects
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