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Street view of Alfond Commons at Colby College

34 Years Transforming the Student Experience: Principal Eric Moss Retires

Architect and Principal Eric Moss’ work has shown how architecture can elevate experience and embody mission. After a 34-year career at Ayers Saint Gross, Eric is retiring from the firm in June of 2021.
5.27.21 / Announcements

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AIA/ALA announces 2021 Library Building Award Winners

Today, The American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association announced the 2021 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards winners, honoring five libraries in the United States that exemplify "design achievement, including a sense of place, purpose, ecology, environmental sustainability, and of history," according to an AIA press release.
5.14.21 / Awards

Park Heights poised to win big under Pimlico redevelopment plans

The Park Heights neighborhood is set to win big with the redevelopment of Pimlico Race Course. The sounds of Pimlico coming to life reaches deep into the neighborhoods surrounding the track. Residents who live near the racecourse, like Tony Roberts, are able to cash in on the crowds.
5.10.21 / Press

Ayers Saint Gross selected as Just Organization of the Year

The Living Future Institute selected Ayers Saint Gross as the first-ever Just organization of the year, based on its efforts to manifest social equity in their actions, with significant inclusion and engagement results.
5.05.21 / Awards

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Hayden Library Reinvention Wins 2021 AIA COTE Top Ten

The design team and university community shared a vision that Hayden Library needed to transform from a warehouse of books into a place for people while simultaneously celebrating the building’s historic legacy.
4.22.21 / Awards

The Pandemic May Have Permanently Altered Campuses. Here’s How.

As colleges navigate difficult financial straits, many predict more public-private partnerships and renovations instead of new construction.
4.07.21 / Press

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Announcing 2021 Promotions

As a resilient, employee-owned design firm, Ayers Saint Gross is always looking toward the future. We embrace change, overcome obstacles, and grow together.
3.30.21 / Announcements

Atrium reveals where Charlotte’s first four-year medical school will call home

The new medical school has ambitious plans to transform the local economy, health care innovation, and become an iconic part of the skyline.
3.27.21 / Announcements

Central atrium of the Morgan Business Center at Morgan State University

10 libraries and reading spaces we like this week

The Archinect staff scoured Pinterest to find their current favorite libraries and reading spaces.
3.26.21 / Press

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Ayers Saint Gross Selected to Design New Preakness Stakes

This week, after reviewing proposals from 10 design teams, the state of Maryland selected Baltimore’s Ayers Saint Gross to lead a team that will design a new home for the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, the second leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.
2.25.21 / Press

Building exterior and courtyard at the Conway School of Nursing

CatholicU chooses Clark Construction Group to build nursing school

Clark will partner with an all-star design combination of Ayers Saint Gross and Robert A. M. Stern Architects to build the facility.
2.15.21 / Press

Exterior rending of 100 Forge for Boylston Properties with the river in the foreground.

Lab going up ‘on spec’ at Watertown’s Arsenal Yards

Construction has begun on a 165,600-square-foot lab building at Arsenal Yards in Watertown, a mixed-use project by Boylston Properties to revamp the former Arsenal Mall.
1.29.21 / Press

Learn more about the Cortex Innovation Community

The Cortex Innovation Community is a vibrant, 200-acre hub of business, innovation, and technology integrated into St. Louis' historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast neighborhoods.
1.14.21 / Press

New facilities plan aims to improve the Quinnipiac student experience

Quinnipiac University announced its 10-year master facilities plan, which aims to bring changes to residence halls and academic buildings, create open spaces, and connect the three campuses.
1.13.21 / Press

University of Maryland emphasizes diversity in naming new residence halls

Whittle-Johnson Hall and Pyon-Chen Hall are being named for students who helped diversify the university's student body.
12.22.20 / Press

Renovated front facade of Bryan Hall at Washington University in St. Louis

Awards: 2020 in Review

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. While these challenges are never far from our minds, as the year draws to a close, we look too for moments of celebration. This year, Ayers Saint Gross projects were honored with more than 27 design awards, including 11 from the AIA and 4 from the ASLA.
12.17.20 / Awards

Addition to the Johns Hopkins campus gets the go-ahead

With approval from UDAAP yesterday, Hopkins officials are aiming to start construction in the summer of 2021 and open in the summer of 2023.
12.11.20 / Press

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Revised design unveiled for SNF Agora Institute Building at Johns Hopkins

Modified plans bolster connectivity, both within the building and to nearby spaces on the Homewood campus and within the community.
12.08.20 / Press

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Announcing the winners of the 2020 AN Best of Design Awards

The quality of the submissions has rarely been stronger or more timely.
12.02.20 / Awards

Spotlight: Denison University

The latest edition to this mix is Silverstein Hall, which will complete the senior quad and enable every senior student the option to live in apartment-style lodgings.
11.10.20 / Press

Explore the 16 Tech Innovation District

Ideally positioned to access the resources only found near a major academic and corporate hub, 16 Tech is connected to Indianapolis’ thriving research corridor.
11.01.20 / Press

Speaker Series: Gateway to the Garden

Progress on the new Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center continues swiftly at the Garden. This virtual conversation offers an insider’s look at the project.
9.24.20 / Press

Exterior view at night of the Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Library Renovation

The year’s most impressive new and renovated libraries

These shining examples of architectural innovation—including Enoch Pratt Free Library—address user needs in unique, interesting, and effective ways.
9.01.20 / Press

South elevation of the Salisbury University Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons with a view...

Princeton Review names Guerrieri Academic Commons among top college and university libraries

The award-winning facility quickly became the hub of academic life on campus.
8.18.20 / Press

Voices from the future of the profession

Beresford Pratt shares his perspective on race, equity, and architecture on the Practice Disrupted podcast.
8.14.20 / Press

Meet NOMA’s first class of foundation fellows

The 2020 fellows are passionate, energetic, and eager for their work to help communities that need it most.
8.12.20 / Press

Harlem Park Community Development Corp. forms strategic partnership with Ayers Saint Gross

The development of the plan includes in-depth community input and consists of a variety of new programs and investments to support neighborhood residents.
8.03.20 / Press

Day-lit atrium has become the heart of the Integrated Sciences Building at Kent State University

Designing for equitable and inclusive learning spaces

Expert Shannon Dowling explains how comfortable, welcoming, and inclusive learning environments create successful student experiences.
7.20.20 / Press

Design for Distancing aims to bring life back to public spaces left dormant in lockdown

Among the contributors were some of the region’s most respected design firms.
7.01.20 / Press

Open pages to the 2020 ACUHO Book

Ayers Saint Gross at the 2020 ACUHO-I Virtual Summit

Each year, we look forward to the ACUHO-I conference as an opportunity to see old friends, make new ones, and learn all we can about the latest in student housing and residence life. This year the conference experience is different, but the goals remain the same.
6.22.20 / Announcements

Questioning why

Principal Dennis Lynch discusses how a housing master plan can serve as a strategic guide for colleges and universities to address the development and renewal of student housing.
5.11.20 / Press

Historic buildings restored at Bancroft Elementary School

Celebrating LEED-certified schools from 2019

Every elementary school designed to meet LEED standards represents a commitment to a future of green schools for all, including Bancroft Elementary (LEED Gold) in Washington, DC.
3.10.20 / Press

Announcing New Leaders and Promotions

Join us as we congratulate these outstanding individuals on their well-deserved promotions. As an employee-owned firm, our people are our greatest strength. We are thrilled to recognize the following leaders who engage people and places to create designs that enrich our world.
3.05.20 / Announcements

Empowering students to be the masters of destiny

AUBH's 75,000 square meter purpose-built campus in Riffa is a masterpiece of firm and function - designed by Ayers Saint Gross.
2.27.20 / Press

Colleges invest so ‘What’s the town like?’ gets an upbeat answer

A number of small schools like Colby, in Maine, are hoping to improve off-campus amenities by helping to revitalize downtowns through buildings such as The Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons.
2.25.20 / Press

New doors open to Hayden Library

On Arizona State University’s most populous campus, a welcome gift has arrived for Sun Devils on the first day of the spring semester — a sleek, new, state-of-the-art library.
1.10.20 / Press

News from around our 50 states

The Citadel is evaluating the college’s existing buildings, infrastructure, and landscapes to create a long-term plan that will guide future building projects and campus renovations.
1.08.20 / Press

Citadel seeks community input on long-term plan for campus buildings, infrastructure

Getting people engaged in the planning process helps make sure that the college has a strong coalition to support the implementation of the plan in the future, Sally Chinnis said.
1.07.20 / Press

Missouri Botanical Garden breaks ground on new visitor center

The garden’s president bubbles with enthusiasm as he describes the new center, and when asked what he’s most looking forward to, Wyse Jackson has difficulty pinpointing a single aspect.
12.26.19 / Press

Dusk elevation image of the Helmar and Enole Nielsen Center for Visual Arts at Eckerd College with...

Awards: 2019 Year in Review

This year, Ayers Saint Gross projects were honored with more than 20 design awards, including eight AIA awards for work spanning across the globe.
12.19.19 / Awards

Street view of Alfond Commons at Colby College

Alfond Commons in the News

In the fall of 2018, Colby College opened the Alfond Main Street Commons, realizing Colby’s vision of housing 200 students and faculty-in-residence in the heart of downtown Waterville, Maine. The past year has proven this initiative to be a resounding success.
12.12.19 / Press

Wood and metal complement the simple form and preserve the local waterfront vernacular.

Ayers Saint Gross Earns #29 Ranking on the 2019 Architect 50 List

We are so thrilled that ARCHITECT Magazine ranked Ayers Saint Gross as number 29 on its annual list of the top architecture firms in the country. 
11.09.19 / Awards

Johns Hopkins Hospital plans $400M renovation, addition

Johns Hopkins Hospital is planning a $400 million addition and renovation of the Children's Medical and Surgical Center on its East Baltimore campus to accommodate more laboratory and research space.
11.08.19 / Press

8 things to know about the Missouri Botanical Garden’s new visitor center

Here are eight things to know about the project, named Gateway to the Garden.
10.22.19 / Press

Missouri Botanical Garden announces $92M Gateway to the Garden project

The Missouri Botanical Garden announced a new, $92-million project that will welcome visitors to the world-renowned garden starting in 2022.
10.22.19 / Press

College dedicates Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall

Decades in the envisioning, Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall is dedicated on the Chester River.
10.21.19 / Press

Hub at Douthit Hills earns merit award from AIA South Carolina

The centerpiece of Clemson University’s newest residential community has been lauded for its architectural design excellence.
10.14.19 / Awards

New Wayfinding Program helps welcome visitors to campus

This was a great opportunity for us to take Gustavus to the next step in regards to recruiting students, which has become so competitive amongst private and state colleges. It’s been really rewarding.
9.27.19 / Press

PFW ties physical campus to success

By tying the physical needs of the Purdue Fort Wayne campus to the university's strategic plan, officials hope to have a concrete set of guidelines to help the institution thrive.
9.24.19 / Press

The $115 million renovation of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library completes

Originally built in 1933, Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center (EPFL) has recently undergone a $115 million renovation project.
9.19.19 / Press

Making a mark

Every campus wants to do its part to improve town and gown relations. Ayers Saint Gross recently helped Colby College in Waterville, Maine achieve that goal through the Alfond Commons project.
9.18.19 / Press

A college gives back to the town that once saved it

In 2018, Colby opened the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons, bringing 200 students to a new dormitory that contributed to the downtown’s revival.
9.11.19 / Press

View of Point225 at the Providence Innovation and Design District from the plaza showing entrance...

Providence Innovation District Opens

Recently, we celebrated the ribbon cutting for Point225 in Providence, Rhode Island. In attendance were the Governor of RI, Mayor of Providence, the President of Brown University, the I-195 Commission, the design team, and many more.
8.27.19 / Announcements

Wexford building opens its doors on old I-195 land

After years of anticipation, the Wexford Innovation Center officially opened it’s doors Wednesday on the former I-195 land. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held outside the building at 225 Dyer St.
7.18.19 / Press

Streetscape improvements along Johns Hopkins University’s San Martin Drive

Ayers Saint Gross at SCUP 2019

The SCUP 2019 Annual Conference is being held in Seattle this year, and we are pleased to have an abundance of good news to share in the Emerald City.
7.11.19 / Announcements

Exterior view of Bridge Hall at Ringling College of Art and Design

Ayers Saint Gross at ACUHO-I 2019

We’re looking forward the ACUHO-I 2019 Conference and Expo in Toronto (June 22-25), and hope you’ll visit Ayers Saint Gross at booth 621. This is always an exciting time of year, as we connect with friends old and new, share our experience, and learn all the latest in student housing.
6.20.19 / Announcements

Purdue’s new $1.9M gateway opens, ready for its closeup for graduation weekend

The $1.9 million gateway is the first of what a new 50-year Purdue master plan says will be nearly two dozen, of various sizes and styles.
5.09.19 / Press

Bahrain has a new university in town

The American University of Bahrain is opening its doors in Sept 2019, promising a fresh new approach in program delivery, infrastructure development, and changing higher education in the country.
4.17.19 / Press

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Announcing our 2019 Promotions

Join us as we congratulate these outstanding individuals on their well-deserved promotions. As an employee-owned firm, our people are our greatest strength. We are thrilled to recognize the following leaders who engage people and places to create designs that enrich our world.
4.11.19 / Announcements

VCU board of visitors approves campus master plan

As the first master plan to create a shared vision for VCU and VCU Health System, the ONE VCU master plan identifies common goals and provides an evidence-based vision for VCU’s physical development.
3.26.19 / Press

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