Franklin & Marshall Winter Visual Arts Center
ENR Mid-Atlantic Best Project, Higher Education/Research
ENR MidAtlantic Finalist for Project of the Year
The new 7800 SF Winter Visual Arts Center, on the historic campus of Franklin & Marshall College, will facilitate the creation of art and the study of visual culture in spaces designed to foster creativity. The four-level building contains a wide range of teaching studios for printmaking, sculpture, photography, design, painting and drawing, galleries managed by the Phillips Museum of Art, classrooms, student and faculty work spaces, space for digital and analog film production and editing, and an 84-seat cinema that doubles as lecture hall and performance space. The site’s remarkable surrounding trees provided a central idea for the composition of the building, which architect Steven Holl calls a “pavilion on the park.” Raised kite-like into the trees, the building’s light profile is a concave response to the large diameters of the campus’ trees, many over one-hundred years old and the oldest things on F&M’s historic 19th century campus.
“The Winter Visual Arts Center was such a fascinating project for Poole Anderson, its construction team, and for Franklin and Marshall College. This project is layered with many success stories that contributed to the overall successful completion of this project,” said Poole Anderson’s VP / Sr. Project Executive Chad Lakatosh. “On behalf of Poole Anderson and our project team, we are honored to receive the ENR Award and for being considered as a finalist for the Project of the Year. It’s a great way to cap off this wonderful achievement!”
Poole Andersons ability to create a partnership among all of the project stakeholders, embracing a shared vision and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of the endeavor, was essential to the successful completion of the project.
Read more about the F&M Winter Visual Arts Center at https://www.enr.com/articles/50428-best-higher-educationresearch-and-project-of-the-year-finalist-winter-visual-arts-center—franklin-marshall-college.
The Valley Apartments & Townhomes, is a modern, market-rate community geared toward a wide variety of students attending The Pennsylvania State University. The 253,413 SF multi-story building includes a state-of-the-art, two-story Amenities Center with a uniquely decorated clubhouse lounge, 24-hour fitness center, gaming areas, café, leasing offices and study areas with technologically advanced conference rooms for research and study groups with access to the Campus Network, WIFI and video conferencing.
“We are truly honored to receive an ENR MidAtlantic Regional Award of Merit for The Valley project,” said John Lehmann, Poole Anderson Senior Vice President of Operations. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who demonstrated their exceptional capabilities in completing this challenging project on time.”
The Poole Anderson team’s commitment to excellence allowed them to execute an aggressive schedule without sacrificing quality, resulting in a successful outcome for the project.
Read more about The Valley Apartments & Townhomes at https://www.enr.com/articles/50418-award-of-merit-residential-hospitality-the-valley-apartments-and-townhomes.
About ENR MidAtlantic Regional Best Project Awards
Read more about these awards at https://www.enr.com/blogs/11-mid-atlantic-monitor/post/49775-enr-midatlantic-names-2020-best-projects.
To read more about the Winter Visual Arts Center Project of the Year Finalist honor, visit https://www.enr.com/blogs/11-mid-atlantic-monitor/post/49940-enr-midatlantic-announces-best-overall-finalists-for-the-2020-regional-best-projects-awards.
About Poole Anderson
Poole Anderson is one of the region’s most respected commercial contractors, providing quality general contracting, construction management, and design-build services in the educational, medical, multi-unit housing, commercial and industrial markets. The 96-year-old firm stands apart by maintaining a highly skilled team of craftsmen and management personnel devoted to solving the construction challenges of their clients with experience, expertise, and innovation. Their strength lies in their ability to deliver personalized service, as well as the knowledge and understanding of how to complete a project on time, within budget, and with an exceptional standard of quality and excellence. For more information on Poole Anderson, visit us at www.pooleanderson.com.