Bates College Opens New Buildings

| February 8, 2017

Ann Beha Architects

Lewiston, ME – Ann Beha Architects announced the opening of Kalperis and Chu Halls at Bates College.

As master planner, architect, and interior designer, Ann Beha scaled the 93,500sf new buildings to relate to the campus and the region’s architectural and industrial traditions.

Clad in locally sourced granite and brick, with textured concrete panels, the buildings establish a new quad and sustainable landscape, open to the street and neighborhood. On residential floors, local granite and wood define common spaces with lounges, kitchens, and hearths. Corner study areas view campus and city.

Located in a new campus precinct, the buildings pair collegewide and public services with daily life. The new College Store offers books, supplies, and readings and authors programs; Post & Print delivers one-stop print, copy, mail, and ever-popular packaging and shipping. Residents live above these streetscape resources.


Named for generous graduates, the new mixed-use buildings house 240 residents, undergraduates in the academic year, and adults in summer programs.

With living “above the shop”— and welcoming the public — Kalperis and Chu Halls create crossroads, and common ground, for college and community.



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