Kendrick Place

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Designed in response to its Gateway site, Kendrick Place rests at the northernmost end of downtown Amherst, Massachusetts, marking the boundary between the city’s commercial district and the University of Massachusetts campus. Kendrick Place, a privately developed mixed-use student housing project, acts as a link between the university and downtown.

With respect to Amherst’s traditional material palette, Kendrick features red brick and cedar to fit in contextually with the existing buildings. The brick façade is broken down into smaller bays to reflect the city’s smaller building modules. The triangular-shaped site inspired the building’s acute triangular corners, reminiscent of New York’s Flatiron Building.

Ligther framework language

Each corner has a transparent frame structure that contrasts the solid brick façade.

Kendrick Place

Sustainable Features

Designed to meet LEED Gold standards, Kendrick includes a super-insulated envelope, sophisticated mechanical system, and a heat recovery ventilator.

Holst was the Design Architect for this project in conjunction with DiMella Shaffer as the Architect-of-Record.


Archipelago Investments


Amherst, MA




53,000 sq. ft.
104 beds