The new buildings provide a flexible, open, inviting, and durable campus for a rigorous sailing school program and special events space that is available to the community. A garage-door type panel system allows the building to be completely opened from the land to water sides and creates wide, unobstructed spans for teaching, assembly, and special events. Special limited-use, tiered classroom area is located on an observation deck, providing views across the harbor to the ocean for racing committee and safety monitoring beyond the harbor. The cupola creates a gently lit beacon that is visible from all points in and around Cohasset Harbor. The building and structures were carefully planned to site strategically alongside the Historic Minot's Light oil shed and the replica of the original Minot's Light
The building was designed within confining conservation, FEMA, and local zoning constraints The building follows LEED(TM) guidelines for green building in multiple divisions. It is constructed of a combination of very traditional structure (hand mortised, nail-less post-and-beam) and innovative building technology (SIPs panels), and is passively ventilated.
Features that integrate the Club and community's rich maritime history include a cantilever that is created from substantial ships-knee braces on the south elevation. These braces were sourced from live oak stock that was salvaged from federally protected wood that was acquired from the US Government's restoration of the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides"). In homage to Club's founders, the fireplace and selected brackets were milled from timbers that were salvaged from the original CSC building during construction.
The building is capable of providing a flexible range of utilitarian and formal functions, which provide revenue to the club in the off-season.
Ashley Hall Media & Science Building
The building features new Biology, Chemistry, Physics, dark room, greenhouse, and access to a working green roof that accommodates botany and biology program. The third floor of the adjoining building was also renovated to provide integrated, seamless program. The project took architectural cues from traditional Charleston building typologies, including the Historic Landmark MacBee House, which is across the quadrangle. The goal of the project was to provide state-of-the-art collaborative learning facilities within a facility that fit harmoniously within the context of Historic Charleston.
Susan Hoadley, Project Designer (under Thomas Kearns AIA), @Shepley Bulfinch
Emma Willard School
Placed within the very traditional context of iconic Hyphen Hall, the 2e Cafe is a flexible food service and learning environment that is designed to pull flexible duty as a special events area for student gatherings, a casual study area, and an after-hours collaborative space that serves Emma Willard's residential dormitories. The custom millwork and moveable furnishings were designed with the productive study habits of girls in mind, and the space can be transformed from a casual study area to an organized event space in minutes. Though one of the smaller gathering areas on campus, the 2e Cafe is occupied nearly round-the-clock, and students have praised the modern vocabulary and colors as a complementary alternative to Emma Willard's iconic Tudor Gothic spaces
Boston Public Library
For nearly two years, Susan Hoadley held a design leadership position detailing millwork, designing tech-friendly custom furnishings and lighting fixtures, directing design decisions with preservationists, and creating color schemes for the renovation of several primary spaces in the Library.
Susan's design impact on the preservation and refurbishment of this important Boston Landmark can new viewed in Bates Hall, the Periodicals and Fine Arts Reading Rooms, the Abbey Room, Pompeiian corridor, eCafe, Garden Courtyard, and the Main Lobby off of Copley Square.
Recipient of the 2001 Harlesotn Parker Award for Most Beautiful Building in Boston
Susan Hoadley, Lead Designer, Shepley Buldfinch
Johns Hopkins University Visitor Center
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY VISITORS CENTER
Susan Hoadley served as Project Designer for Mason Hall, which is the primary entry and admissions portal to first time and prospective visitors to the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University. Meant to convey an appropriate first impression and gateway to the campus, the building anchors the New Decker Quad, which was developed alongside Mason Hall and its colonnade. The building houses Admissions Reception, Admissions Administration, exhibits, and other administrative functions.
Wellesley College Library
MARGARET CLAPP LIBRARY RENOVATIONS
Over the course of over eight years, Susan Hoadley designed the project, oversaw all aspects of design and client relationships with Wellesley College, its Trustees, and the Library Administration and Staff to bring the library in line with innovative, collaborative work spaces Program included new Special Collections, new eCafe and multipurpose collaboration space, flexible group studies, Book Arts, Preservation Lab, and historic preservation/restoration of Wellesley Colleges "Hall of Presidents" grand reading room into a reference room that accommodates traditional and emerging modes of information delivery.
Susan Hoadley, Project Architect, Lead Designer and Project Manager @ Shepley Bulfinch
IRVING S. GILMORE MUSIC LIBRARY
Susan Hoadley was the primary designer on the project. The project is an infill of an existing courtyard inside of the Sterling Library, the project used arches that drew upon the proportion and tapering of existing neogothic elements inside of the building. The space is intentionally vertical in its effect, which offers borrowed natural light through clerestories in the rood, while minimizing the appearance of the roof from Yale's iconic College Walk.
Susan Hoadley, Project Designer, Shepley Bulfinch
Camp Burgess Makers Barn
The Farm Education and Innovation Barns are planned to accommodate combined programs of agriculture with more innovative offerings such as Makers Spaces and flexible areas to accommodate hands-on STEM programs such as MIT FabLab F.I.R.S.T. offerings. The barns are located adjacent to the Camp's signature farm and dining facilities, which offers opportunities for flexible farm-to-table dining and other special events. Other rotating uses of the barns include shared use of industrial shops to accommodate summer-long boatbuilding projects and projects that allow Campers to produce permanent and rotating installations for the camp at large. The Farm Education and Innovation barns were planned as part of the Camp Burgess and Hayward Master Plan, completed by HMA in 2014.
Center for Conservation Education
The Center for Conservation Studies was designed for growing needs at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell, MA. Working with the SSNSC and SSYMCA to identify emerging needs on the South Shore for HMA identified combined programming in Natural Science Education, Conservation, Sustainability, and Agriculture. The building is designed to be fully opened and passively ventilated, and follows criteria for NetZero designation for Green Building. The building will pull flexible duty for a wide variety of uses, ranging from a lodge for SSNC's established Nature Summer Camp, to support spaces for the Main Building of the SSNSC, to a trail head for visitors to the SSNSC's miles of walking trails. Finally, the building will be planned to create a flexible and elegant grand space for rental, including weddings, farm-to-table demonstration cooking events and fundraisers for the SSNSC's many programs.