Williams College – Williamstown, MA
Complementing the historic fabric of Williamstown’s main commercial street, the Williams Inn is designed to bring energy, vitality, and a much-needed destination for Williams College and the community. The Inn’s detailing is inspired by the architectural vernacular of New England, with massing that respects context and cherished views of the surrounding mountains. The building takes inspiration from the New England “connected farm,” distributing its 60,000 square feet of space between three components articulated by local stone and wood cladding. Careful attention was paid to building orientation, exterior detailing, efficient mechanical systems, solar panels, and rainwater capture to achieve LEED Gold.