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Fifth Design Award for Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Story posted September 10, 2008

Studzinski Recital Hall and Kanbar Auditorium are being honored with their fifth design award.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) New England Chapter has awarded the project its 2008 Honor Award for Design.

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Kanbar Auditorium in Studzinski Recital Hall

The recital hall is one of four projects to win the distinction out of a field of 186 entries.

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 performance and practice facility.

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)

The $15 million project was designed by William Rawn Associates of Boston and was made possible through the generosity of Trustee John Studzinski '78 and Elliott Kanbar '56.

AIA New England's 2008 Design Awards and Conference will be held October 3-5, at the Portland Regency Hotel in Portland, Maine.

Other Design Awards

Studzinski Recital Hall and Kanbar Auditorium have also received the 2008 Honor Award of Interior Design Excellence from the Boston Society of Architects.

The recital hall also earned the 2008 Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture for Restoration or Preservation from the Society of College and University Planning/American Institute of Architects (SCUP/AIA).

The 2008 Merit Award in Architecture from the United States Institute of Theatre Technology was presented to William Rawn Associates at a conference in Houston in March 2008.

The recital hall also won the 2007 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Higher Education Facilities, from the Boston Society of Architects.

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