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R. W. Kern Center Funding Opportunities

Physical environment helps shape the campus culture. It embodies our values. How students feel that a school thinks about them is influenced by space, light, places to find others, and places to be alone. They are influenced not only by what we teach, but also by how we operate. Therefore, Hampshire College broke ground in 2014 on the R. W. Kern Center, our first new building in decades: a multifunctional learning, teaching, and exhibition space. The 15,000-square-foot R. W. Kern Center will house the admissions offices, meeting spaces, and classrooms.


Living Building Certification

The R. W. Kern Center will meet the standards of the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Certification (LBC), arguably the most rigorous building standard in the world. As a "living building," it will also be a learning laboratory, producing its own energy, treating its own waste, and gathering its own water. The R. W. Kern Center will be a proud symbol for Hampshire College, as it will serve all of the campus in a variety of ways and stand in the forefront of sustainable building practices.


Naming Opportunities

Building Naming R. W. Kern Center
Campus Quad Pasha and Laney Thornton Quad


Ground Floor

Lobby Jane Model Atrium
Admissions Wing (Floor 1) Dorothy H. and Fredrick J. Haug Admissions Center
Coffee Bar Kern  Kafé
Classrooms (2) $50,000 (each, one available)
Zhao Family Classroom
Living Room $250,000
Director Office $50,000
Gallery (Vestibule) $75,000
Individual Counseling Offices (8) $25,000 (each, seven available)
First Floor Plan

Second Floor

Financial Aid Wing Bob McCarthy 72F Financial Aid Offices
Info Session Room Charles H. Taylor Info Session Room
New Student Programs Lester J. Mazor New Students Program Office
Conference Room The Tardis Conference Room
Large Classroom (1) Schwartzberg 77F Family Classroom
Gallery Wright Gallery
Individual Counseling Offices (6) $25,000 (each, five available)
Fierstein/Homan Family Counseling Office
Admissions Wing (Floor 2) $250,000
Director Office $50,000
Second Floor Plan

Living Building Opportunities

Bus Stop Sander's Stop
Solar Array $400,000
Rain Gardens/Landscaping North $100,000
Rain Gardens/Landscaping South $100,000
Living Building Challenge Resource Center $80,000

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