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Architecture Award for Studzinski Recital Hall

Story posted April 29, 2008

On the eve of their one-year anniversary comes word that Studzinski Recital Hall and Kanbar Auditorium are to receive an Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture for Restoration or Preservation from the Society of College and University Planning/American Institute of Architects (SCUP/AIA).

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Kanbar Auditorium in Studzinski Recital Hall

The Recital Hall is one of 12 projects selected for Honor Awards out of 169 entries.

Recital Hall Slideshow
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Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Music Cristle Collins Judd describes how music, art, learning and athletics interconnect in Bowdoin's transformed cultural spaces — including the newly completed Studzinski Recital Hall and Kanbar Auditorium.

(View using Quicktime)

Studzinski Recital Hall and Kanbar Auditorium opened in May 2007 after an 18-month renovation and preservation project that transformed the Curtis Pool into a state-of-the-art music facility.

The project was made possible through the generosity of John Studzinski '78 and Elliott Kanbar '56.

This is the third design award for the Recital Hall.

The 2008 Merit Award in Architecture from the United States Institute of Theatre Technology was presented to William Rawn Associates, the Boston design team behind the $15 million dollar project, at a conference in March 2008 in Houston, Texas.

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John Studzinksi '78 and Queen Elizabeth II

Studzinski Recital Hall also won the 2007 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Higher Education Facilities, from the Boston Society of Architects.

Read more about Studzinski Recital Hall's other design awards — and a royal honor for its namesake here.

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