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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

CU surveys students on housing issues ahead of Housing Master Plan

Ayers Saint Gross kicked off our housing master plan with University of Colorado Boulder with a successful student survey to help us better understand housing issues on campus.
3.21.19 / Press

Wexford innovation building on old 195 land nearing completion

The Wexford building is watertight with permanent power and interior fit-out of tenant spaces has begun.
3.13.19 / Press

Master plan to change campus

In a few short years, Cal Poly Pomona's campus as we see it today will look very different as decisions are being made now regarding the Campus Master Plan.
3.13.19 / Press

Pitt finalizes Campus Master Plan

The CMP is a detailed outline of the future of Pitt’s Oakland campus and its plan for development over the next 20 to 30 years.
3.06.19 / Press

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Ayers Saint Gross Completes JUST Disclosure

We’re excited to announce that our firm’s JUST Disclosure went live this week, check it out online here. Our firm’s definition of sustainability has always recognized the careful balance between the unique needs of people and ecological systems with the economic realities inherent in each of our projects.
3.04.19 / Announcements

Active-learning buildings showcase new teaching philosophies

The building is like a jewel at the heart of campus with a stunning work of brick and marble, but it’s the building’s interior that is really grabbing attention.
2.20.19 / Press

Morgan State announces multi-year financial technology program with Silicon Valley firm

The University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) is a global effort to accelerate R&D and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and digital payments.
2.07.19 / Press

Enoch Pratt Central Library will unveil $115M renovation in September

Changes and additions to the library include a new children's department, a teen center, more public computers, new work spaces and classrooms, and a recording studio.
2.06.19 / Press

New life sciences building planned for Watertown’s Arsenal Yards

Amenities within the development include a grocery store, restaurants, and retail to attract tenants to the proposed building.
2.04.19 / Press

16 Tech Innovation District

16Tech is an innovation district in Indianapolis designed to facilitate collaboration in an urban live-work-play-learn environment.
1.29.19 / Press

Member Spotlight: Beresford Pratt, AIA

Beresford Pratt was recently selected to be the next AIA Young Architects Regional Director (YARD) for the Mid-Atlantic.
1.09.19 / Press

Master plan envisions dramatic transformation of University of Illinois-Chicago campus

The Richard J. Daley library will be expanded, the promenade extended, and greenery will be added to the central quad.
1.02.19 / Press

Rendering of the wetland prototype for the National Aquarium

National Aquarium Floating Wetland Prototype Wins ASLA Honor Award for Research

An innovative, high-performing floating wetland prototype, created by Ayers Saint Gross for the National Aquarium, won a 2018 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Honor Award for Research.
9.05.18 / Awards

Announcing 2018 Promotions

Ayers Saint Gross is thrilled to announce 26 well-deserved promotions. These employee-owners, who represent all three offices and multiple disciplines, are the future of our firm. We are pleased to be a place where people can learn, grow, and share their expertise with our clients.
2.27.18 / Announcements

30 Years of Embracing Change: Reflecting on Jim Wheeler’s Career at Ayers Saint Gross

2018 marks a significant change for our firm: it’s the first year since 1987 that Jim Wheeler has not been a part of our day-to-day operations. While Jim will continue as Chair of the Ayers Saint Gross Board of Directors, we will no longer see him each week.
1.30.18 / Announcements

Announcing 2017 New Faces and New Leaders

Ayers Saint Gross is thrilled to announce new additions to our firm leadership, and well-deserved promotions for future firm leaders. We are excited to be a place where people can learn, grow, and share their expertise with our clients.
6.27.17 / Announcements

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