Washburn Hall, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA


Nestled in Cambridge close to Harvard is the Brattle Campus, a historic complex created for Episcopal Divinity School and now shared with Lesley University. The site includes two mid-century structures one being Lesley’s dining commons, the low-slung Washburn Hall.

IMG_6706It dates from 1960 and was designed by Larsen, Bradley and Hibbard, a Massachusetts based firm known for commercial and institutional buildings. This one was done by partner John Bradley. The building is long and low, occupying a lot along Phillips Place. The flat metal roof overhangs clerestory windows. The facade incorporates textured stone or concrete aggregate panels with narrow vertical windows and concrete piers.

IMG_6699Doors at the rear and side of the building open onto an elevated walkway (obscured in this image). The rear also includes a brick wall with vertical cut-outs at the property line.

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