Project DescriptionFROM THE AIA NEW YORK STATE:
This building is located on the edge of Dickinson College’s historic campus, the first college in the newly formed United States, and is an addition to a 1980’s athletic complex. The College has a very strong commitment to sustainability in its curriculum, facilities, operations, culture and civic engagements, where the project takes this sustainable approach holistically with a number of integrated design features.
The palette of materials for the new building picks up the grey coloration of the campus stone with its enclosure and integrated sunshade system detailed in anodized aluminum. The addition is made up of a number of distinct constituent parts: a large outdoor covered piazza, a triangulated lobby and connecting sky lit concourse, wood clad office and café volume, a glass enclosed fitness center, a five court squash center and a south facing covered porch.