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.
It 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.