Jewish Religious Center & Library

Williams College : Williamstown, MA

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Williams College : Williamstown, MA

Located on residential street on the edge of the campus, the Center is house-like and provides a setting for activities that are religious, scholarly and familial. We wanted the students who used the Center to feel at home in their heritage – as a place of identity, a place from which to draw strength and to find support. We also wanted the building itself to look ‘at home’, while expressing its religious, academic, and community purpose. And fundamentally, we wanted the building to convey the spirit of the Jewish experience.


Design Award
American Institute of Architects/ New England Regional Council

Honor Award for Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects/ Connecticut

International Honor Award for Design Excellence
Interfaith Forum of Religion Art and Architecture/ American Institute of Architects