College Planning & Management

DEC 2012

College Planning & Management is the information resource for professionals serving the college and university market. Covering facilities, security, technology and business.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 15 of 55

Doing More... Wellesley College's Whitin Observatory Berklee College of Music With Less ADAPTIVE REUSE AND MIXED-USE DESIGN AT WELLESLEY COLLEGE AND BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC. T 16 by ROBERT MIKLOS, FAIA he economic recession, and its impact on university endowments, reintroduced the concept of frugality to many capital improvement plans, whether out of necessity or out of an aim to do more with less. Some institutions have responded by experimenting with two separate yet highly compatible strategies: adaptive reuse and mixed-use design. designLAB architects of Boston recently collaborated COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / DECEMBER 2012 with two celebrated institutions in the Boston area, Wellesley College and Berklee College of Music, to transform single-use buildings into dynamic and flexible spaces that accommodate multiple user groups and activities under one roof. In both cases, repurposing existing buildings was the obvious choice to strengthen the campus fabric, support critical academic and student programs, and accomplish more with less. A beloved icon on Wellesley College's pastoral campus, Whitin PHOTOS © PETER VANDERWARKER WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of College Planning & Management - DEC 2012