Residence HallsCampus CentersAcademic BuildingsPerforming ArtsK-12 SchoolsSacred SpacesCampus PlanningProfessional Schools
Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
Wheelock College
Boston, MA

The Earl Center for Learning and Innovation at Wheelock College is a state-of-the-art new building, equipped with the latest technologies. Designed for Wheelock students and faculty, the center will also serve as a resource for early childhood educators across Boston. The Center is designed as an open, flexible learning space that can also host events for students and faculty.
Photography © Robert Benson
Pittsburg State University
Bicknell Family Center for the Arts
Pittsburg, KS

This new arts center includes spaces for visual and performing arts. The main venue is a 1,100-seat multiform hall with technologies that adapt it to serve as a venue for University-based Music and Theater as well as a wide range of touring shows. It serves a central role in the artistic life of the University but is intended to serve a broader civic role, welcoming local community participation in the arts.

The building also includes a 2,000 sf University Art Gallery with work spaces for visiting artists, a flexible 250-seat courtyard style theater and a large 3000 sf multipurpose rehearsal space. ACI Boland Architects was the Architect of Record. (100,000 gsf; $33M)

2017 United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), Architecture Award, Merit
© Sam Fentress; © Malcolm Turner
Washington University in St. Louis
The Lofts of Washington University
St. Louis, MO

The Lofts of Washington University (LEED Platinum) is a mixed-use development comprised of three residential apartment buildings on Enright Avenue and two mixed-use buildings featuring ground-floor retail with residential apartments on the upper floor, fronting on Delmar Boulevard. The project includes approximately 22,000 sq. ft. of retail space on Delmar, housing for up to 415 students, and underground parking for residents. Tao + Lee Associates is the Associate Architect.
2017 Housing Award, AIA; 2016 Charter Award, Congress for New Urbanism; 2016 Educational Facilities Award, Boston Society of Architects; 2016 Honorable Mention, Society for College and University Planning / AIA-CAE; 2015 Distinguished Award, St. Louis Chapter, AIA; 2015 New Construction Award, St. Louis At Home Magazine Architect and Designer Awards
© Tom Paule Photography; © Sam Fentress
Salem State University: New Residence Hall
Client: Massachusetts State College Building Authority

This 350 bed; 105,000 GSF residence hall at Salem State University creates a new face to the University's Central Campus. The building is organized into two wings that define two major new green spaces - an outward looking civic green, and a south-facing quadrangle that is the center of residential life. A glassy bridge connects the two wings where these two outdoor spaces come together. The project includes a large campus-wide public space that serves as a Starbucks café by day and a performance venue for open-mic nights and other events by night.
©Robert Benson Photography
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Johns Hopkins University
Cordish Lacrosse Center
Baltimore, MD

Housing the Johns Hopkins University’s powerhouse men’s and women’s lacrosse programs, this 14,750 sf stand-alone Lacrosse Building is located on a prominent location at the east end of storied Homewood Field. The facility enables a dramatic entry onto the field by the Hopkins lacrosse tams and provide a spectacular viewing platform and game-day facilities for coaches and guests. An important recruiting tool, the Cordish Lacrosse Center integrates the rich history of the program with its architecture. Included in the program are lockers, training facilities, team meeting rooms, a reception space and coaches’ offices, as well as a gallery space celebrating the historic achievements of Hopkins’ Lacrosse.
Rendering © Jeffrey Sauers
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Northeastern University
Visitor Center
Boston, MA

This new Visitor Center serves as the “front door” to Northeastern University, a rapidly rising leader in both academics and research. A combination of innovative technology and flexible spaces make the new center an ideal platform for fully engaging the over 70,000 prospective students who visit the University annually. The Visitor Center defines a new paradigm for college admissions that moves well beyond traditional campus tours by providing an immersive, customized, interactive experience. The new “high-touch, high-tech” space captures the University’s experiential and innovative approach to education. Equipped with an 11’ high by 120’ long illuminated wall with several large interactive touch-screen displays, plus numerous iPad stations, the new Center provides a dynamic space bringing prospective students and their families together with current students, faculty, and staff.
Photography © Bruce Martin
This new 500,000 g.s.f. residential complex provides 1,500 beds in seven new buildings for the Honors Program at UMASS Amherst. The project brings together all classes of students in a mix of unit types, including approximately 600 beds of singles and doubles, and 900 beds in suites and apartments. Seven new buildings are organized around intimately scaled courtyards. The buildings step down the hillside, creating the sense of an academic village for the Honors College, with a series of open outdoor quads for students to gather. The project is currently tracking LEED Silver certification.
2016 National American Institute of Architects Housing Award
Photography: © Robert Benson
New Campus Center and Student Residence
Boston, MA

This LEED Gold certified 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 common spaces. Green design features include: an accessible green roof; extensive daylighting and solar shading; large-volume heat recovery; extensive groundwater recharge to protect the nearly Muddy River from outflow; lightweight, high-recycled-content aluminum panel cladding; extensive water conservation; natural ventilation through operable windows; and innovative material recycling. Since its 2009 opening, this highly-sustainable project has inspired campus-wide initiatives in recycling and energy reduction. (26,000 s.f.)
Photography © Robert Benson
Sophia Gordon Residence Hall
Medford/Somerville, MA

Tufts’ first “green” residence hall is LEED Gold certified. The project received a grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative for solar thermal and photovoltaic systems, which provide electricity for the building & 30% of domestic hot water needs. The building’s comprehensive sustainability strategy includes water conservation, energy-efficient mechanical equipment & appliances, sustainable site & material selection, & an innovative green education program that allows users to observe real-time energy-use data through computer displays & extensive signage. (61,000 s.f.)
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