Project name: Design Building
Project location: Amherst, Massachusetts
Firm name: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Jury comments: Graceful massing and materiality make this a truly welcoming facility, when it could have been just big and cold. The innovative use of timber—referencing the university’s rural roots and present-day mass timber research—catches the eye. Sited at the campus’s heart, this building is beautiful, easily navigable, and warm.
Client: University of Massachusetts Building Authority
Consultants: Suffolk Construction; Equilibrium; SGH; BVH Integrated Services; LeMessurier Consultants; Atelier Ten; Stephen Stimson Associates