Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Setting renovation standards for Harvard with a trio of National Historic Landmarks
Hollis Hall (1763, Thomas Dawes), Stoughton Hall (1805, Charles Bulfinch), and Weld Hall (1870, Ware & Van Brunt), all National Historic Landmarks, were the first three Harvard dormitories to be renovated under our restoration plan for 16 residence halls in or adjacent to Harvard Yard dating from 1720 to 1974.
As part of the project, Goody Clancy assisted Harvard in developing their dormitory standards and established an overall accessibility program. Together with the rehabilitation plan, this created a two-track approach to address both unique building characteristics and general issues such as access, circulation and egress, spatial configuration, mechanical and electrical systems, and maintenance.
The renovations were performed under stringent schedule constraints in order to maintain a pre-determined number of freshman beds available for occupancy at any time during the five-year program.