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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 AIA-CAE Education Facility Design Excellence Award
2011 BSA Sustainable Design Award
2009 BSA Recognizing Opportunity: Adaptive Reuse Citation Award
2008 AIA-CAE/SCUP Excellence in Architecture for Restoration and Preservation Honor Award
2008 AIA New England Design Excellence Honor Award
2008 USITT Merit Award in Architecture
2008 BSA Interior Architecture/Interior Design Honor Award
2007 BSA Higher Education Facilities Design Award
Photography: © Robert Benson