Olympia Place

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For this privately-developed student housing project in Amherst, Massachusetts, Holst referenced traditional New England academic architecture. Situated in a beautiful woodland setting, the mass of the structure sought to be minimized, and was broken into smaller volumes to form a cluster of gables. The student village incorporates two courtyards that are formed by the building’s bays, providing gathering spaces and access to the outdoors for students.

Holst was the Design Architect for this project in conjunction with DiMella Shaffer as the Architect-of-Record.

Client

Archipelago Investments

Location

Amherst, MA

Completion

2016

Size

100,000 sf

Certification

Designed to meet LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Gold certification.

Awards

2017 AIA Portland Citation Award; Design-Build Institute of America, New England Region, Gold Award