Boston Public Library - Central Branch
Johnson Building Improvements
Boston, MA

The Johnson Building project consists of 156,000 SF in renovations in two phases to the landmarked 1972 Phillip Johnson Addition to the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library. The BPL seeks to welcome the public, engage young patrons, and demonstrate that the library is a place for life-long learning and exploration. The renovations include the removal of the granite plinths, which currently block the ground floor windows, and replacement of the dark glazing with a visually transparent curtainwall.

Phase 1, completed in early 2015, provides greater and improved amenities for the Reference, General Collections, Childrens, and Teens.

Phase 2, completed in the summer of 2016, removes the granite plinths. The three bays facing Boylston open up to create a new two-story Boylston Hall, which includes additional entry points and retail on the northwest corner.

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Mount Auburn Cemetery
Bigelow Chapel and New Crematory
Cambridge, MA

A revitalization of the 1845 Bigelow Chapel and a modern, state-of-the-art crematory addition enhanced Mount Auburn’s historic entry precinct. The glass addition allows mourners to find comfort in Mount Auburn’s inspirational landscape, looking out over the landscape upon arrival, before finding a more contemplative garden in the internal viewing room where the commitment ceremonies occur.

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Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Pinkard Building Renovation and Addition
Baltimore, MD

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing — now the #1 ranked graduate nursing program per US News and #1 in NIH Research funding — occupies an outdated building from the 1990s. This significant renovation and addition (65,000gsf) creates a transformative experience for students, faculty and staff with new types of spaces: an active ground floor “Hub” for the life of the school, new student collaboration spaces, and more flexible classroom, conference, and research facilities. A double-height “Study Cube” of classroom and study space is carved out of the existing building and features an innovative double-skin curtainwall. Hord Coplan Macht is the Architect of Record.
Phillips Exeter Academy
Bowld Recital Studio
Exeter, NH

This new 4,000 square foot light-filled space adds a performance venue to the Music Building. Designed to serve as an Instrumental Recital room, the space can hold up to 300 audience members for chamber music concerts. The project also includes 6 new studios and faculty offices. The Bowld Recital Studio was completed in 2016.
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Lincoln Street Residence Hall
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

The Lincoln St. Residence Hall at Northwestern University anchors the northern edge of the Evanston campus by providing housing for 422 students in suites. Large double height lounges on each floor provide dramatic views to Lake Michigan while creating communities that span floors. Ground floor common spaces engage a new interior courtyard and provide flexible function rooms for the entire northwest residential neighborhood. Associate Architect is Nagle Hartray Architecture. (140,000 sf, 422 beds)