The Powerhouse is an expression of Amherst College’s mission—for its students to assume substantial responsibility for undertaking inquiry beyond the curriculum. It bolsters the potential of social collaboration, inclusivity, and diversity amongst different niches within the greater Amherst community. From conception, to construction, through operation, this pioneering student space links learning, unparalleled artistic creation, community partnership, and student life. It will co-evolve with the progressive nature of the Amherst student body’s leadership. Terras irradient—“Let them give light to the world.” 1821.