The photo above is the Dinand Library at the College of the Holy Cross. The imposing structure was dedicated in 1927 and has been a focal point of the prestigious college’s campus ever since. Historic buildings like this one are common features of the many well-known colleges across New England. Their presence links generations of students in a shared campus experience, but they also present challenges, as the college experience does and should change over time. LPA|A was hired to renovate restrooms in the building several years ago to accommodate the more diverse student body.
LPA|A has been working on campus projects for several Central Massachusetts colleges for many years, gaining expertise in an array of projects for higher education institutions. Colleges and universities are a community within a community, offering not only the traditional academic settings needed for lectures and class discussions, but a variety of housing options, dining and café spaces, cultural and theater experiences, as well as other appealing spaces to congregate and collaborate, or read and study in quiet. We are fortunate to have a number of renowned colleges and universities with long histories in this region, as they enrich our wider community.