Photo by Paul Warchol

Solution

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Simmons Hall

Cambridge, MA

Client

Guy Nordenson and Associates
Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects

Completion

2002

Awards

2004 Harleston Parker Medal, American Institute of Architects
2003 National Honor Award - Architecture, American Institute of Architects
2002 Design Award, American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter
2000 Progressive Architecture Award, Progressive Architecture

Simmons Hall is a key component in MIT’s campus initiative to develop buildings that serve as centers for student life and encourage more students to live on campus.  The residence hall houses 350 students and includes amenities to support both resident and non-resident students, such as a dining hall, night cafe, exercise rooms, and a multistory activity room.  The building was designed by Steven Holl Architects and Perry Dean Rogers | Partners and SGH was the structural engineer and building enclosure consultant for the project.