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Smith College Mwangi Cultural Center

Smith College Mwangi Cultural Center

FACD helped Smith College and the Dean of Multicultural Affairs provide a refreshing and sophisticated new look for the Mwangi Cultural Center within the first floor of the Davis Center. Initially hired for a feasibility study, FACD later provided full services for...
Smith College Exterior Envelope Study

Smith College Exterior Envelope Study

Fitch Architecture & Community Design was contracted in winter 2017-2018 to conduct schematic design and cost estimating for 10 building envelop repair projects at Smith College.  Two of these projects were completed in 2018. Chapin House was primarily a painting...
Smith College Dawes House

Smith College Dawes House

FACD helped Smith College on a fast-tracked renovation of a former dormitory into a contemporary office “swing space”. This project was uniquely challenging as the scope involved the full renovation of the two levels (dorms to offices) above a relatively new...
Valley Bike Share Station – Northampton

Valley Bike Share Station – Northampton

FACD worked with Smith College to help them envision the best location for a new ValleyBike Share Station outside John M Greene Hall. ValleyBike is a new electric assist bicycle program in Western Mass. 3D models allowed the Campus Planning Commission to understand...
Smith College Burton Hall

Smith College Burton Hall

Smith’s new classrooms use an Active Learning model which involves a wider variety of classroom activities than a typical lecture or seminar course. With the aim to engage all students more fully in the classroom, students work in small groups, troubleshoot problems...