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Architects of Mount Holyoke buildings

You can learn about the architectural history of the Mount Holyoke campus by using Archives and Special Collections.

Mary Lyon Hall and Mary Lyon Chapel opened in 1897 on the former site of Mount Holyoke's original Seminary Building, which burned down in September 1896. The buildings were designed by Gardner, Pyne and Gardner of Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1938, Allen, Collens and Willis of Boston, Massachusetts enlarged and remodeled the original chapel to create Abbey Memorial Chapel.

The following research guide identifies individuals known to have been involved in the design or renovation of buildings and other structures at Mount Holyoke College from 1837 to the present. The date of the completion of work on each building is also listed.

Building Name Architect Date of Completion

1837 Hall

Stubbins, Hugh (Cambridge, Mass.)

1962

Abbey Hall

Orr, Douglas (New Haven, Conn.)

1939

Abbey Memorial Chapel

Allen, Collens, Willis (Boston, Mass.)

1938

Alice Withington Rooke Laboratory Theatre

Stubbins, Hugh (Cambridge, Mass.)

1966

Art Building

Stubbins, Hugh (Cambridge, Mass.)

1971

Blanchard Community Center (expansion and renovation)

Miller Dyer Spears Inc. (Boston, Mass.)

2003

Blanchard Community Center (renovation)

Hillier Group (Princeton, New Jersey)

1988

Blanchard Community Center and Dining Commons (expansion, renovation and new construction)

Bergmeyer Associates, Inc. (Boston, Mass.)

2018

Blanchard Hall

Brockelsby, William (Hartford, Conn.)

1899

Boathouse (Ferry Street near Brunelle’s Marina)

Peterson Architects (Cambridge, Mass.)

2010

Brigham Hall

Brockelsby, William (Hartford, Conn.)

1897

Buckland Hall

Orr, Douglas (New Haven, Conn.)

1956

Campus Police Building

Hill Engineers, Architects, Planners, Inc. (Pittsfield, Mass.)

2011

Carr Laboratory, See: Cleveland Hall/Carr Laboratory

   

Ciruti Center for Foreign Languages

Hillier Group (Princeton, New Jersey)

1989

Clapp Laboratory

Putnam and Cox (Boston, Mass.)

1924

Cleveland Hall/Carr Laboratory

Orr, Douglas (New Haven, Conn.)

1955

Commissary

Sturgis, Richard Clipston (Boston, Mass.)

1918

Creighton Hall, See: Joanne V. Creighton Hall

   

Dickinson House

Newhall & Blevins (Boston, Mass.)

1916

Dwight Hall

Newton, George (Boston, Mass.)

1902

Dwight Hall (renovation)

Lawrence Lieberfield Associates, Inc. (New York, N.Y.)

1975

Dwight Hall (renovation)

Gund, Graham (Cambridge, Mass.)

1990

Dwight Hall (renovations)

Hill Engineers, Architects, Planners, Inc. (Pittsfield, Mass.)

2008

Dwight Hall (renovations)

Hill Engineers, Architects, Planners, Inc. (Pittsfield, Mass.)

2010

Eliot House

Koch, Carl (Cambridge, Mass.)

1961

Ellen and Thomas Reese Psychology and Education Building

Stubbins, Hugh (Cambridge, Mass.)

1966

Equestrian Center

Moore, Richard (Brookline, Mass.)

1987

Field Memorial Gateway

E.C. and G.C. Gardner (Springfield, Mass.)

1912

Gettell Amphitheater

Koch, Carl (Cambridge, Mass.)

1961

Gorse Child Study Center

Orr, Douglas (New Haven, Conn.)

1952

Ham Hall

Stubbins, Hugh (Cambridge, Mass.)

1965

Harriet Newhall Center (renovation of former Bookshop Inn)

Ericson, Elizabeth Spang (Boston, Mass.)

1979

Health Center

Perkins and Will (White Plains, NY)

1960

Joanne V. Creighton Hall

S/L/A/M/ Collaborative (multiple locations)

2008

John Payson Williston Observatory

Peabody and Stearns (Boston, Mass.)

1881

Kendade Hall

Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture and Engineering, P.C. (multiple locations)

2003

Kendall Hall

Perry, Shaw & Hepburn, Kehoe and Dean (Boston, Mass.)

1950

Kendall Sports and Dance Complex (expansion and renovation)

Hillier Group (Princeton, New Jersey)

1984

Kendall Sports and Dance Complex (expansion and renovation)

Stantec Inc. (multiple locations)

2009

Kohler Building, See: Otto C. Kohler Building

   

Laboratory Theatre, See: Alice Withington Rooke Laboratory Theatre

   

Language Learning Center, See: Ciruti Center for Foreign Languages

   

Library (addition to the original 1870 building)

Peabody and Stearns (Boston, Mass.)

1888

Library (original building which was torn down in 1904)

Billings, Hammatt (Boston, Mass.)

1870

MacGregor Hall

Stubbins, Hugh (Cambridge, Mass.)

1967

Mandelles

Putnam and Cox (Boston, Mass.)

1923

Mary E. Woolley Hall

Price, Walter F. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

1916

Mary Lyon Chapel

Gardner, Pyne and Gardner (Springfield, Mass.)

1897

Mary Lyon Hall

Gardner, Pyne and Gardner (Springfield, Mass.)

1897

Mead Hall

Rand and Skinner (Boston, Mass.)

1901

Miles-Smith Science Library

Gund, Graham (Cambridge, Mass.)

1992

Observatory, See: John Payson Williston Observatory

   

Otto C. Kohler Building

Stubbins, Hugh (Cambridge, Mass.)

1967

Outing Club Cabin

Putnam and Cox (Boston, Mass.)

1929

Pearsons Hall

Kerr, C. Powell (New York, N.Y.)

1897

Peterson Lodge

Newton, George (Boston, Mass.)

1909

Porter Hall

Kerr, C. Powell (New York, N.Y.)

1897

Pratt Memorial Music Hall

Newton, George (Boston, Mass.)

1909

Pratt Memorial Music Hall (expansion and renovation)

Stubbins, Hugh (Cambridge, Mass.)

1967

Pratt Memorial Music Hall (expansion and renovation)

Miller Dyer Spears Inc. (Boston, Mass.)

2001

Prepared a plan for new campus buildings in 1930 which was never implemented.

Cram & Ferguson (Boston, Mass.)

1930

President's House

Frazer, Horace (Boston, Mass.)

1908

Prospect Hall

Perkins and Will (White Plains, NY)

1959

Psychology and Education Building, See: Ellen and Thomas Reese Psychology and Education Building

   

Rockefeller Hall

Putnam and Cox (Boston, Mass.)

1923

Rockefeller Hall (original building)

Brockelsby, William (Hartford, Conn.)

1897

Rooke Laboratory Theatre, See: Alice Withington Rooke Laboratory Theatre

   

Safford Hall

Gardner, Pyne and Gardner (Springfield, Mass.)

1897

Seminary Building

Shepherd, Chauncey (Springfield, Mass.)

1837

Shattuck Hall

Putnam and Cox (Boston, Mass.)

1932

Shattuck Hall (original building)

Earle and Fisher (Worcester, Mass.)

1892

Skinner Hall

Putnam and Cox (Boston, Mass.)

1916

Talcott Arboretum

Hitchings and Co. (New York, N.Y.)

1899

Torrey Hall

Orr, Douglas (New Haven, Conn.)

1949

Wilder Hall

Kerr, C. Powell (New York, N.Y.)

1899

Williston Hall

Peabody and Stearns (Boston, Mass.)

1876

Williston Memorial Library

Newton, George (Boston, Mass.)

1905

Williston Memorial Library (addition)

Allen, Collens, Willis (Boston, Mass.)

1935

Williston Memorial Library (renovation)

Stubbins, Hugh (Cambridge, Mass.)

1968

Williston Memorial Library (renovation)

Gund, Graham (Cambridge, Mass.)

1992

Willits-Hallowell Center

Stubbins, Hugh (Cambridge, Mass.)

1975