Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, MA / Dolben Library
31,500 (5,000 SF renov; 26,500 SF new)
Rooted in the school's Victorian past while embracing today's technology, the Dolben Library gracefully climbs the hill on which it stands. Inside, the stepped site is reflected in multi-tiered stack and study spaces, offering visitors sweeping views of the Connecticut River Valley.
AIA New England Regional Council - Excellence in Architecture Awards 1988; BSA Boston Exports Award for Excellence in Architecture 1987
Project photography by Nick Wheeler
"At first glance, the Dolben Library looks rather Victorian, like some of its campus neighbors, but a second look at its crisp, flat, confident walls and windows show that it's very much of our time...Its solid towers, planted firmly in the earth, convey a message of responsible, enduring civic purpose..."
Robert Campbell, Boston Globe