After image of the new University Forum.
Perry Dean's Goddard Library renovation at Clark University has been recognized by the Society of College and University Planning (www.scup.org) with a design citation for Excellence in Architecture for Renovation. The original building (pictured below) was completed in 1969, designed by the noted American architect John Johansen. The new University Forum (same view, pictured above) occupies the once vacant undercroft of the original building. The project is seen as the social and academic hub of the entire campus community, coupling diverse programs with the existing library: center for excellence in teaching and learning, a 24-hour quiet study space, a cafe, a multimedia development and production lab, computing and printing services, and the Mosakowski Institute.
To quote Sarah Buie, Director of the Higgins School of Humanities:
"It is an enormously sensitive renovation and extension of this masterwork. One can sense that level of awareness throughout the project. I see the "new" Goddard having a profound impact on the life of the campus. It is already calling to me on many levels."
We are honored to have been involved with the project, thankful for the support that Clark University provided throughout the process, and appreciative of the sensitivity to detail that Consigli Construction Co., Inc. (www.consigli.com) provided during construction. This recognition was made possible by the effort put forth by the entire team.
Before image of the undercroft condition in the existing building.