Grinnell College
Residence Halls
Grinnell, IA

As part of a Master Plan developed by this firm, four new residence halls at Grinnell College complete the northeastern edge of campus. The Iowa limestone buildings are connected with an open loggia that reflects the College's tradition of similar connective elements and feature expansive glass common areas for study and socializing. USGBC LEED Certified. (107,000 s.f.; 257 beds)
Photography: © Robert Benson
Brandeis University
Ridgewood Residence Halls
Waltham, MA

These three new residence halls at Brandeis University provide housing for 185 upperclassmen in apartment style configuration. Located adjacent to the admissions office, the halls serve as a gateway to the campus, forming a new upperclass quadrangle and redirecting pedestrian movement to connect the South Campus with the broader campus. (85,000 g.s.f.)
Photography: © William Rawn Associates
Amherst College
Wieland and King Residence Halls
Amherst, MA

Two stone-clad residence halls provide housing for 105 students and are the first buildings for the East Campus Master Plan also developed by our firm. Sited along a gently sloping lawn, the buildings frame the view from this new campus sector towards the Holyoke Range beyond, acting as a transition between the more formal areas of campus and the athletic fields below. (59,000 s.f.; 105 beds)
2011 Education Facilities Design Award, BSA; 2005 Award for Design, Boston Society of Architects; 2005 Award for Design Excellence, AIA New England
Photography: © Robert Benson
Seaside Community Performing Arts Center
Seaside, FL

A large outdoor performance venue for the renowned Town of Seaside will serve both touring and locally based performance companies on “The Lyceum’s” central lawn. “The Performance Porch” provides a first-rate stage for music, theater, lyric opera and film, and includes the construction of adjacent two-story arcades. Future plans include a 300-seat concert hall, a large donor garden, and a variety of structures to house local arts organizations. When constructed, the project will complete the central lawn of the town’s arts and educational precinct. The Associated Architect is DAG Architects, Inc.
Photography: © William Rawn Associates
Lowell Performance Pavilion

A steel trellis structure that hosts festivals and theatrical performances, serves as the centerpiece of Boardinghouse Park, an urban National Park, and complements the surrounding 19th century textile mills.

1995 Federal Design Achievement Award, National Endowment for the Arts
Photography: © Steve Rosenthal; The Lowell Sun
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Main Plaza
New York, NY

This outdoor summer performance venue, supporting Midsummer Nights Swing, was to be located in the fountain plaza in front of Lincoln Center. The proposed facility includes stage, canopy, seats, ticket booth, and cafe/bar, and is designed to be moveable, flexible, demountable, and transportable.
Photography: © William Rawn Associates
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
Babson College
Sorenson Center for the Performing Arts
Wellesley, MA

A 450-seat theater serving touring, local and college based theatre, dance and music companies. Designed in conjunction with a new campus center and chapel, it completes our firm’s design of a new campus precinct. (19,000 s.f.; 450 seats)

2000 Honor Award in New Architecture, United States Institute for Theatre Technology
Photography: © Steve Rosenthal
Bowdoin College
Studzinski Recital Hall
Brunswick, ME

This project involved the innovative reuse of McKim, Mead and White’s historic Curtis Swimming Pool Building by inserting of a new 285-seat Recital Hall, with world class acoustics into the volume of the former pool. The Hall is a warm, intimate space that celebrates community among audience and performers. The hall’s design accommodates a range of musical programs including classical music, jazz, world and electronic music, and multimedia screenings. (19,000 g.s.f.; 285 seats).
2012 National AIA/CAE Education Facility Design Award, National American Institute of Architects; 2011 Sustainable Design Award, Boston Society of Architects; 2008 Merit Award in Architecture, United States Institute of Theatre Technology; 2007 Higher Education Facilities Award, Boston Society of Architects
Photography: © Robert Benson
The Amphitheater at Regency Park
Cary, NC

This outdoor amphitheater, winner of the 2002 United States Institute of Theater and Technology (USITT) Honor Award in Architecture, serves as one of the summer homes for the North Carolina Symphony and an assortment of other performing arts organizations in the Research Triangle region.
2003 Merit Award for Design, North Carolina Chapter, AIA; 2002 Honor Award in Architecture, United States Institute of Theatre Technology, Inc.; 2001 Award for Design, Boston Society of Architects; 2001 Honor Award in Architecture, New England Chapter, AIA
Photography: © Robert Benson; Michael Zirkle