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Smith College Campus Center

Imagined as an en-route passage through the campus, the building is defined by interconnecting paths that challenge the boundary between inside and outside.

At the intersection of the town of Northampton and the Smith College campus, the new 60,000-square-foot Campus Center provides students, faculty, and staff with a new setting for interaction, creating the college's only campus-wide communal space.  

Imagined as an en-route passage through the campus, the building is defined by interconnecting paths that challenge the boundary between inside and outside. These paths converge into a long, curved, skylit gallery that forms the core of the Campus Center. This central corridor is lined with exhibition areas, performance spaces, dining facilities, lounges, mailrooms, and a bookstore. A series of outdoor terraces connect the building's communal areas with the surrounding campus grounds. 

Concept sketch of the long, curved, skylit gallery that forms the core of the Campus Center.

Awards
AIA Merit Award AIA New York Chapter
AIA Excellence in Design Award AIA New York State
Build New England Award Associated General Contractors of America, Massachusetts Chapter
Press
2005 Design Awards Oculus Magazine
Living In Public Places
Smith College Campus Center Interni
Smith College Campus Center Architectural Record
Smith College Campus Center Praxis, November