Student Housing Conversion/Renovation Design for Wellesley College

Student Housing Conversion/Renovation Design for Wellesley College

Sorensen Partners was student housing Architect for Wellesley College in addressing planning and feasibility aspects of the College’s 2025 Capital Plan. We produced a concept-phase planning study (including site, accessibility, and furniture plans) for conversion and renovation and/or comprehensive renovation of two floors (6,800 SF) of…

Special Collections Room for Rowan University Libraries

Special Collections Room for Rowan University Libraries

Sorensen Partners is Architect and Interior Designer for Rowan University Campbell Library’s new University Special Collections & Archives Room, under construction in 2017. Located adjacent to the lobby on the library’s third floor, the 4,200 square-foot Special Collections Room includes a reading room, climate-controlled archival…

Yale University Housing Porches & Stairs Preservation & Reconstruction

Yale University Housing Porches & Stairs Preservation & Reconstruction

Sorensen Partners provided preservation and reconstruction design for Yale University for two 1920s wooden porches and stairs for graduate student housing. Turned wooden porch posts and roofs surviving nearly 100 years were preserved while stairs and balustrades were rebuilt in kind based on a single…

ADD LAB : Additive Manufacturing Lab at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

ADD LAB : Additive Manufacturing Lab at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Sorensen Partners is designing a Maker Space / Fabrication Lab and recommending equipment for Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT), a technical college located in Boston.  The centrally-located lab will be a renovation making maximum use of new signage and economical lighting, paint, and HVAC…

Cornell Law School – Classrooms & Library Renovation & Addition

Cornell Law School – Classrooms & Library Renovation & Addition

Marie S.A. Sorensen was schematic design architect and designer for a 53,000 SF comprehensive renovation of Cornell Law School’s Myron Taylor Hall, built in 1932, the central building in the School’s collegiate gothic campus, and a 7,000 SF infill addition to the Library. Myron Taylor Hall’s…

Rowan University Libraries Planning & Strategy

Rowan University Libraries Planning & Strategy

Sorensen Partners worked with Rowan University and the Rowan University Libraries in Glassboro, New Jersey, in 2014-15 on planning and strategy for the library facilities. The university’s main library, Campbell Library, was built in 1984 under the leadership of the college’s fifth president, Dr. Herman…

Digital Discovery and Architectural Interface Design

Digital Discovery and Architectural Interface Design

How do researchers search for knowledge? What are their behaviors and habits, and what technologies do they use? Marie S.A. Sorensen’s upcoming article in the Journal of Library Administration proposes that three design shifts – involving more human senses; enabling comparative and simultaneous viewing; and…

Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch – Main Floor Improvements

Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch – Main Floor Improvements

Sorensen Partners is Interior Designer and Furniture Consultant for new collaborative work space and reading areas for patrons on the main floor of the Central Square Branch of the Cambridge Public Library. Replacing a traditional grouping of study carrels, the new collaborative space provides varied…

Q-State Biosciences, Cambridge MA

Q-State Biosciences, Cambridge MA

Sorensen Partners is Architect for Cambridge, MA-based Q-State Biosciences’ facility upgrades to quickly and efficiently adapt to new business needs and regulatory conditions. Q-State’s facility is a robust timber-frame masonry bearing wall building with an open floor plan. Sorensen Partners designed facility modifications to create…