Ford Hall - Smith College
This engineering and molecular biology building is a visible statement of Smith’s leadership and innovation in science education. Technologically it is state of the art; aesthetically, it is a 21st century facility that is highly sympathetic to its largely Victorian context. While the current site is small, it is just the first phase in a far-reaching vision to develop a new campus precinct that interweaves institutional and neighborhood character. This project also demonstrates the College’s commitment to sustainability and was designed as a teaching tool about sustainable building and site initiatives.
T|G assisted the Master Planning effort and subsequently designed this site to accommodate complex circulation patterns and complement the original Olmstedian campus design. Additionally, T|G collaborated with the design team and faculty in the creation of several green roofs, the implementation of storm and ground water management strategies, and the use of sustainable materials.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Pittsburgh AIA Honor Award