Franklin and Marshall College
With several project requests from the college, we first prepared a written architectural program that proved to be an efficient and successful way to balance the requirements of the facility staff and budget with the end user’s needs. One project focused on using period details to design an external elevator and entrance lobby at the rear of F&M’s Old Main to make the historic building accessible to people with disabilities
North building historic old main complex
Revitalizing the historic beauty of the north building in F&M’s Old Main complex included specifications for extensive masonry restoration, including brick replacement and repointing of the original brick walls.
Located on F&M’s north campus, College Square features the College Alumni Programs and Development Office suites, which we designed to provide a full range of services for staff and visitors. This included reinforcing the floor structure under the file room to accommodate excessive file capacity. Glass panels in the office walls allow natural light to reach interior offices, walls opened around the west fire stairs make the stair connection to the second floor more visible and appealing, and a brick façade beautifully masks the removal of a former pedestrian bridge.
main entrance from 2nd floor - corridor to alumni programs suite
Brightly colored raised panel wood doors greet visitors to the second-floor main entrance of the Alumni Programs and Development Office. We created an arched opening reminiscent of the historic campus buildings at F&M and introduced natural wood trim to differentiate this entrance from the other aluminum and glass entrances in the building.
reception area/alumni programs and develop suite
With a visually interesting barrel vault ceiling, guests to the reception area of the Alumni Programs and Development Office suites enjoy a comfortable, residential style waiting area.