Smith College—Neilson Library Renovation and Addition (In Progress)

Northampton, MA


Type of Project: Renovation
Duration of Project: 36 Months
Square footage: 145,000 sf
Partners: Architects: Maya Lin Studio, Shepley Bulfinch; OPM: Arcadis

Noteworthy: This project includes renovation and expansion of the historic Neilson Library and adjacent Alumnae Gymnasium to create a twenty-first century library serving the Smith College community. Both iconic buildings are located at the heart of this historic Olmsted-planned campus. The program will provide approximately 124,000 sf of new and renovated spaces in the Neilson Library and approximately 21,000 sf of renovated spaces in the Alumnae Gymnasium for collections, seating, staff functions, teaching, learning and technology programs, a café, a special collections and archives exhibit area, and event and gathering spaces.

Awards Goal: LEED® v4 certification

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