University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Performing Arts and Humanities Building
Baltimore, MD

This project brings together the Performing Arts and Humanities Faculty in a new state-of-the-art teaching and performance facility. A two-phase project, this new facility includes a 275-seat Proscenium Theatre with a flytower and flexible forestage, a 350-seat Concert Hall, a Black Box Theatre, Dance Studio Theatres, a recital hall, recording studio, rehearsal studios, music technology labs, numerous classrooms, offices and informal gathering spaces. Grimm + Parker Architects is the Associate Architect. (160,000 g.s.f.)
© Ken Wyner; © Robert Benson Photography
Harvard Business School
Tata Hall
Cambridge, MA

Tata Hall is a new Executive Education residential and classroom building at Harvard Business School in Boston. Located at the northeast corner of the campus, Tata Hall enhances and extends the School’s portfolio of Executive Education program offerings. The building houses executives who come from around the globe to advance their education and then return to strengthen their organizations. The arc-shaped building contains 179 bedrooms with private baths, two 99-seat tiered classrooms, as well as office space for administrative staff and common spaces to help build community among the nearly 10,000 participants who attend the Executive Education programs each year. The building opened in December 2013. (163,000 s.f.)
Robert Benson Photography, Anton Grassl, Bruce Martin
Berklee College of Music
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA

Fronting on Massachusetts Avenue, the new multi-use residence hall for Berklee College of Music strengthens the College’s multiple connections to the City of Boston. The transparent facade reveals the life of the building while creating an active urban street edge. The building includes freshman housing, a 400-seat, 2-story Dining Hall serving as a student performance venue overlooking the street, music technology studios, student activity and gathering spaces, and ground-floor retail. (176,000 g.s.f.)
© Bruce T. Martin; © Robert Benson Photography
US Courthouse,
Cedar Rapids, IA

Sited on the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids, IA, this United States District Courthouse brings together for the first time the District, Magistrate, and Bankruptcy Courts, as well as Appellate Court chambers, Probation Services, Congressional offices and the offices of the U.S. Attorney. Like older courthouses, all courtrooms have windows that fill the courtrooms with diffuse daylight. The Courthouse opened to the public on November 6, 2012. The Associate Architect is OPN Architects (300,000 g.s.f.)

> A recent Awareness into Action white paper featured Cedar Rapids Courthouse for its innovative solutions to security and sustainability design challenges.
2016 AIA/AAJ Justice Facilities Review Award;
2016 General Service Administration Design Award;
2014 AIA New England Chapter Honor Award;
2014 Boston Society of Architects, Design Excellence Award
© Robert Benson Photography