Marist College, Poukeepsie, New York
Fontaine Hall contains three independent functions: the Humanities Department Offices and Classrooms, the Marist Institute for Public Opinion (MIPO), and the College of Advancement Offices. The building occupies a complex site: a beautiful view of the Hudson River to the west, connections to the main campus to the south, a main thoroughfare and campus entry to the east, and future campus expansion to the north. Moreover, the site slopes a full story down from south to north. The building massing is a slender, double-loaded corridor bar allowing for maximum use of natural light. The large, doubleheight, west-facing gallery is fronted by a colonnade that provides shading. Each office has an operable window and a view of the Hudson River to the west or the main campus entry to the east.
Project type: New Construction
Size: 32,000 GSF
AIA New England Design Award, 2003
“This is a new building housing offices, classrooms, seminar rooms and a student gallery . . . We were impressed immediately with the rigor and resolution of the plan. . . The composition and proportions seemed just right, sophisticated yet calm . . . This building has a sure sense of authority while remaining contextually appropriate . . . This is a classic academic program, extremely well-resolved in a very straightforward way.” Juror Comments
AIA New England 2003 Design Awards
Design Architect: Ned Collier
Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects
PIC: Peter Ringenbach
Photography: Rick Mandelkorn
Hudson River Room.