Franklin & Marshall College - Harwood Commons

Location Lancaster, PA


Owner Franklin & Marshall College


Architect Atkin Olshin Schade

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Transformation of a 9,830 SF exsiting infirmary into Harwood Commons, the new home for the college's Office of Student and Post Graduate Development and the Ware Institute for Civic Engagement
  • The building previously housed F&M's health and counseling services which moved across campus in June 2016
  • Project features include: complete interior renovation of the first floor and lower level; new mechanical infrastructure; new exterior windows; new ADA bathrooms; an elevator, and an outdoor loggia
  • Located at the heart F&M’s active campus, work required managing tight site logistics, protecting adjacent buildings, and maintaining a safe and secure site for students
  • Project included protecting several heritage trees throughout construction.