Bowdoin College
Studzinski Recital Hall
Brunswick, ME

Existing Building: 1928 McKim, Mead & White Swimming Pool

Transforming the Curtis Pool brings new life to this long dormant campus landmark, and perhaps more significantly, it preserves Bowdoin’s extraordinary collection of McKim, Mead and White Buildings (over a dozen buildings). The decision to reuse the existing structure rather than constructing a new building on the periphery of campus provides a prominent central location for the Recital Hall, appropriate to its role in uniting Bowdoin’s campus community. (Renovation: 20,000 s.f.)
Photography: © Robert Benson