Student life at Bates College centers on a rich residential and campus culture. ABA’s campus plan explored the revitalization of underutilized buildings, investment in the surrounding neighborhood, integration of campus programs with new student housing, landscape initiatives, and development of a multi-phase plan for implementation. In the first phase of the plan, ABA designed a 93,500-square-foot complex that includes housing more than 240 students as well as the campus bookstore and a one-stop center with full print, copy, mail, packaging, and shipping services for Bates and the local community. Connecting the campus to the surrounding community, the new complex and green spaces serves as a prominent gateway to the college.
Size: 93,500 sf
Sustainability: Targeted to meet LEED Silver. Sustainable features include water-efficient landscaping with native and drought-resistant plants. Rain gardens and permeable paving treat 95% of stormwater on site.
Project Team: Ann Beha FAIA, Philip Chen AIA, Steven Gerrard AIA, Josh Aisenberg AIA, Melissa Murphy AIA (ABA); Altieri (MEP / FP); LeMessurier Consultants (Structural); Wright-Pierce (Civil); Jensen Hughes (Code); Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting (Lighting); Richard Burck Associates (Landscape); Brailsford & Dunlavey (Programming Peer Review); Bergmeyer (Retail / Graphics); Consigli Construction Company (Construction Management); Jeremy Bittermann (Photographer)