Harvard University, River Houses

Harvard’s House system is the cornerstone of undergraduate life at the University. As part of a comprehensive program intended to address the entirety of these historic buildings, three residences, Stone Hall, McKinlock Hall and Dunster House, have undergone significant renovations and restorations.

CVM’s structural design solutions enabled these renewal efforts, which have updated programming, circulation and major building systems. Rooms and hallways have been reconfigured, and new horizontal entries and elevators have opened the buildings to make them fully accessible.  New student living and common spaces have been created, with accompanying updates to heating, ventilating, plumbing, electrical and IT systems.

Location: Cambridge, MA
Architect: KieranTimberlake
Photography: Michael Moran/OTTO