Colby College, DavisCONNECTS
DavisConnects creates a new globally-oriented career services and study-abroad center for College undergraduates, faculty, and alumni. A contemporary two-story expansion of a circa 1950 Georgian-revival building, originally a dormitory, is clad with a rain-screen envelope, high-performance glazing, and horizontal louvers to modulate south light.
A career resources library, social commons, and multi-purpose classrooms and meeting rooms for seminars and training are located in the extension. The original building is reconfigured for counseling offices and interview and recruitment suites of rooms. A new terrace provides an additional campus gathering place and opens to a revitalized campus green.
“One of Colby’s signature strengths is preparing students for lives of meaning and impact,” said Vice President for Student and College Advancement Daniel Lugo. “This new space [offers] multiple opportunities for student engagement with career counselors, recruiters, and mentors.”
Renovation | 8,600 GSF
New Construction | 4,300 GSF
Library, Office, Meeting, Classroom