Amherst College – North and South Halls

North and South Halls, originally built in 1823 and 1821, are two of the oldest buildings on the Amherst College campus. Project involved a complete interior and exterior renovations to both dormitories.

Client:   Amherst College
Designer:  Sacco + McKinney
Size:  20,000 SF

Project Features

  • Complete redesign of the interior, and extensive restoration and reconstruction of the original brick walls using historically appropriate lime putty mortar.
  • New copper roofing.
  • New reinforcement added to the existing wood structural timbers and wood framing members.
  • The House Lounges are a combination of historic woodwork and new trim around the openings.
  • Chestnut timber framing were salvaged from Williston Hall and re-manufactured for the flooring, base and trim for the public spaces.

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