Project role: architectural designer
Fay House is the original home of Radcliffe College and now the administrative building for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. It was built in 1807 and expanded both horizontally and vertically over the years.
Following an initial programming study and scoping analysis, the extensive renovation preserved the most important historic features and character of the building while:
-creating more efficient, functional workspaces
-assessing and addressing structural deficiencies
-improving life safety
-making the building more accessible, in compliance with current accessibility codes
-improving comfort and efficiency through new building systems
-improving the building envelope and addressing deferred maintenance throughout the building
Fay House is LEED Gold certified; as of its completion, it’s the oldest LEED certified building in the United States.