As the main venue for ceremonial events and the performing arts, Alumnae Hall plays a central role on Wellesley’s campus. ABA revitalized the historic building, adapting it for 21st century academic and theatre use. As the College’s first building to receive LEED Gold, this award-winning project introduces contemporary design in balance with historic preservation. The exterior was fully restored and a new glass enclosed portico extends the interior gathering and lobby space. The renovated and restored 1,000-seat auditorium now serves a broad range of performances, and a flexible rehearsal space is located in a former ballroom.