Power to the People

By Peter Rooney

[Buildings] A turn-of-the-century building that once sup­plied power to campus will soon provide much-needed space for dances, meetings, din­ners, movie screenings, art exhibitions, parties and other student activities.

Dubbed the Power House, the brick building on the college’s southeast side will undergo a renovation that will be designed by architects Bruner/Cott (the firm known for designing the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams).

Chicago Tribune: How the Olmsteds and the Chicago world's fair of 1893 gave shape to a small New England college

Blair Kamin ’79, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic at the Chicago Tribune, posted a talk he gave about Amherst’s architecture in his Skyline blog.