Mount Holyoke College
Pratt Hall Renovation and Expansion

South Hadley, MA

Pratt Hall is the home of Mount Holyoke College's Music Department. Our renovation and expansion of the historic 1908 academic building provides accessibility improvements, comprehensive building systems upgrades, and improvements to performance, academic and administrative spaces to better meet the Department's program needs.

 Main entrance with a new ramp

Main entrance with a new ramp

A redesigned entrance preserves the historic character of the neo-gothic portal and provides universal access. An addition connects formerly detached wings and includes a large classroom, studio, office, student lounge and support space. The design addressed the nearby river and wetlands and improved site utilities, which required special environmental review and permitting.

Renovations to Stevens Music and Dance Library reorganized services and provided updated study areas. McCulloch Auditorium was revamped with a new stage, window and acoustic treatments, green room, A/V and support systems. New acoustic isolation and HVAC systems were incorporated in performance rooms, practice rooms, classrooms and offices. 

 West addition

West addition

 New Student Lounge

New Student Lounge

 Stevens Music and Dance Library

Stevens Music and Dance Library

 Stevens Music and Dance Library

Stevens Music and Dance Library

McColloch Auditorium

 Entrance

Entrance

 Recital Hall

Recital Hall

Photos by John Horner

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