Quissett Campus Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
with Ellenzweig Architects
Project completed while a Principal with Stephen Stimson Associates
A need to add several major new research buildings to this 160 acre campus provided an opportunity to re-shape the campus, relocating vehicular circulation and parking from the center of the existing buildings, to create a pedestrian campus core surrounded by parking and roadways. The new buildings were sited on hillsides, so that elevators in the buildings create ADA accessible routes among all buildings on campus. Site and roof drainage was gathered into a steel runnel leading to an infiltration basin. Indigenous trees and meadow species were used as a successional planting palette to knit the disturbed landscape back into the forest context over time. A significant design goal was the creation of outdoor spaces conducive to encounters and discussions among scientists and staff during their normal workdays.