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Admissions Center, Brandeis University in Waltham, MA by Charles Rose Architects Inc.

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Article source: Charles Rose Architects Inc.

Sited near the campus entrance, the admissions center is one of the first buildings that visitors see when entering Brandeis. First impressions were important to our clients when we began talks about design. Several questions became the basis of our work: How might the building accommodate large numbers of people and still feel intimate? How could the architecture impress—but not overwhelm—prospective students?

Image Courtesy John Linden

  • Architects: Charles Rose Architects Inc.
  • Project: Admissions Center, Brandeis University
  • Location: Waltham, MA USA
  • Commissioned by: Brandeis University
  • Scope: 24,000 SF gateway building; offers official welcome to prospective students; three waiting areas; 100-seat presentation room; administration offices.
  • Materials: Limestone; bush-hammered concrete; exposed aggregate concrete; stainless steel; aluminum windows; artisan plaster; acoustical plaster; American sycamore paneling.
  • Completed: 2009
  • Cost: $11,500,000
  • Photo Credits: John Linden and Peter Vanderwarker
  • Collaborators:

    • Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand LLC
    • Civil Engineer: Nitsch Engineering
    • Geotechnical Engineer: McPhail Associates, Inc.
    • Structural Engineer: RSE Associates, Inc.
    • Lighting Consultant: PHT Lighting Design Inc.
    • Acoustical & IT Consultant: Acentech Inc.
    • Code Consultant: R.W. Sullivan Engineering

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