Campus Master Plan--Design Professionals

Trinity College

Campus Master Plan Team

COOPER, ROBERTSON & PARTNERS, Team Leader and Primary Consultant
New York, NY 
Boston, MA
Toronto, Canada

The Strategic Plan for Trinity College, approved by the board of trustees in 1993, called for continued emphasis on excellence in the liberal arts by creating a nurturing, diverse, and responsible residential community and by imbuing the College's curricular, residential, and institutional essence with a distinct and invigorated urban character.  The three above-named firms, selected through an exhaustive search process, offered the necessary experience and vision to formulate a campus master plan meeting the criteria outlined in the strategic plan.  As then-president Evan Dobelle noted in announcing their selection in 1997, they were "eminently qualified to work with Trinity -- in our urban context -- to ensure our campus plan addresses the objective of better integrating the College with the physical and social fabric of our surroundings." 

All three firms are rooted in tailoring projects to their clients' unique environments, heritage, and expectations.  Cooper, Robertson & Partners has executed major urban design and architectural projects including Battery Park City in New York and Cityfront Center in Chicago, among others, and has had extensive experience in campus projects, including Colgate, Columbia, and Duke Universities.  William Rawn Associates' broad and diverse experience includes campus planning work and numerous designs and awards for dormitories, campus centers, performing arts facilities and other campus buildings throughout the country.  Berridge, Lewinberg, Greenberg, Dark and Gabor have specialized in master planning and urban design services, including an award-winning redevelopment study for Metropolitan Toronto, a new master plan for the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and development of a reinvestment strategy for a 15-square-mile area in the heart of Detroit.  These firms, working with the College and collaboratively with one another, have produced a campus master plan that, as a framework for future development, will take Trinity into the twenty-first century and beyond.   

The project team:
For Cooper, Robertson & Partners:
    Alexander Cooper
, FAIA, Founding Partner                           
    Brian Shea, AIA, and Keith Orlesky, ASLA, Partners
For William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.:
    William Rawn, FAIA, Principal
For Berridge, Lewinberg, Greenberg, Dark and Gabor:
    Ken Greenberg, AIA, Partner


125 South Ninth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5162

Trinity Master Plan Project: Admissions and Career Services Center; Art History Galleries

The work of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is distinguished by an extraordinary aesthetic, a commitment of particularity of place and user, and a quiet rigor which is both intellectual and technical. Current academic projects of the firm include a building for the Social Sciences at Princeton University, a new building for the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Oceanography and Fisheries Laboratories at the University of Washington, and a Natural Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego. Other projects include the residence of Bill and Melinda Gates, a new Headquarters for Picture Animation Studios, a new pavilion to house the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, and a new City Hall for Seattle, Washington.

The project team for the Admissions and Career Services Center and Art History Galleries Projects:
Principal for Design:        Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA
Principal in Charge:         W. Dan Haden, III AIA
Project Manager:           Gregory R. Mottola, AIA


322 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J2 Canada

Trinity Master Plan Project
Renovation of Library and addition of information technology center

KPMB’s international practice includes recently awarded national design competition for the new Canadian Embassy in Berlin; the new Goodman Theater in Chicago; the advertising offices Ammirati Puris Lintas New York; and numerous projects in Toronto including the Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts; the home of the National Ballet of Canada; and the new Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto. The firm’s work in academic and cultural projects is extensive, including the internationally acclaimed Joseph S. Stauffer Library at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and Woodsworth College, University of Toronto.

Project team for the library renovation and expansion:
Partner-in-Charge:    Thomas Payne
Project architect:      Goran Milosevic


280 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Trinity Master Plan Project:
Cultural Houses

Over the past twenty-five years Leers Weinzapfel Associates has pioneered a distinguished practice that combines a rigorous exploration of design ideas with pragmatic, thoughtful solutions to the realities of program, site, budget, and schedule. The firm's designs reflect a consistent desire for simplicity and strength, order and harmony, and integrity of construction and detail, with each building precisely suited to its use and firmly rooted in its particular community context. Current academic projects include the new Center for Enrollment Services at the University of Cincinnati, a chiller plant and baseball field for the University of Pennsylvania, and the master plan and renovation of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.  Other recent projects include the U.S. District Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, the Youth Development Center/Boys & Girls Club in Boston, and the Fenton Judicial Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

The project team for the cultural houses:
Principal-in-Charge:      Andrea P. Leers, FAIA
Consulting Principal:     Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA
Project Manager:         Natasha Espada, RA


101 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Trinity Master Plan Projects:
The Summit Residence Halls and Court (1997-2000)
Trinity College Campus Master Plan Team /Architectural Advisor (1997)

William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., in Boston, formed in 1983, has completed a large number of projects, ranging from complex urban buildings to college campuses, and from performing arts facilities to affordable housing. In the past eleven years, William Rawn Associates has won twenty-seven city, state, and regional AIA Awards, including four awards from the American Institute of Architects in four consecutive years.  The firm’s projects include Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, the Rochester Public Library, Celebration School in Disney's new town of Celebration, Florida, and campus housing at Bates, Bowdoin, and Dartmouth colleges.  Current projects in design include a series of new residence halls at the University of Cincinnati, new residence halls and master planning at Northeastern University, a new theater and dance facility at Williams College, and a concert hall for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in  Montgomery County, Maryland.

The project team for The Summit Residence Halls and Court:
Principal:              William L. Rawn, FAIA
Senior Associate:   Alan Joslin, AIA
Associate:            Randy Wilmot, AIA
Project Designer:   Hank Scollard
Project Team:       Lisa Giovanetti, Basil Richardson, Laura Gilmore, Wei-Chung Chang, Jessica Stander, Denise Ferris,
                          Robin Sakahara, Christine Everett, Christian Dick (Trinity Class of 1998), Matt Gindel


130 West 29th Street, 12th floor
New York, NY 10001

Trinity Master Plan Project:
Austin Arts Center

The work of Weiss Manfredi Architects engages architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture, envisioning these disciplines as interdependent. Their projects resist stylistic or typological categorization, focusing instead on a sensitivity to project-specific issues.

The Firm’s current institutional projects include the new Campus Center for Smith College in Northampton, MA; the Museum of the Earth for the Paleontological Research Institute in Ithaca, NY; and the additions and renovations for Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Recently completed award-winning projects include The Women’s Memorial and Education Center at the Arlington National Cemetery, winner of a national competition and two American Institute of Architects Awards. The Olympia Fields Park and Community Center, a 20-acre park and community center in Illinois, was also the winner of an international competition and an AIA Design Award.

The firm’s work has been published internationally and widely exhibited. The forthcoming Triennial 2000 Exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum will showcase several Weiss/Manfredi projects. Their work has also been published in numerous magazines including Architecture, I.D., The Architectural Review, Architectural Record, and L’Arca. A monograph on their work was published by Princeton Architectural Press in the spring of 2000.

The project team for the Austin Arts Center:
Principals in Charge:        Marion Weiss, Michael Manfredi
Project Architect:           Tae-Young Yoon
Design Team:                 Stephanie Maignan


Landscape Master Planner
118 West 22nd Street
New York, NY  10011

Trinity Master Plan Projects:
Landscape Consultants for Campus Master Plan
Collaborated with Andropogon Associates on design of Lower Long Walk
Developed Plans for Vernon Street Redesign

Since 1968, Quennell Rothschild & Partners, landscape architects and planners, have created and restored numerous award-winning parks and open spaces, both large and small, throughout the United States and abroad.  Their clients have included cultural and educational institutions, public agencies, private corporations, and civic and community groups.  They have received a number of citations and awards from such eminent professional organizations as the American Institute of Architects, Art Commission of the City of New York, and Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation; and articles about their architectural works, philosophy, and methodology have appeared in Architecture, Architectural Record, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Design Quarterly, and other prestigious publications.  

Quennell Rothschild presently is also the campus landscape architect for Princeton University; was previously the campus master planner for Colgate University and Sarah Lawrence College; and has performed campus design work for Columbia University and City College (New York).  The firm led a fourteen-member multi-disciplinary team in a major design of Hudson River Park, a 4.5-mile-long, 550-acre park along Manhattan's west side.

The project team :
Partner in Charge:                   Nicholas Quennell
Partner and Project Manager:    Mark Bunnell
Project Landscape Architect:    Brad Bielenberg   

Lighting consultant to Quennell Rothschild:
Tillett Lighting Design:              Linnaea Tillett

Traffic consultant:
Buckhurst Fish Jacquemart
Partner in Charge:                   Georges Jacquemart