Center for the Advancement of Public Action


The Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College is a gathering place for students, faculty, and professionals on the front lines of public action to confront what it means to make lasting change on the world`s most pressing problems. The site has views of the Green Mountains to the east, the meadow to the north, the pond and wetlands to the west, and the Visual and Performing Arts Center to the south. Rather than one large structure, the program is divided into three buildings—the symposium, residences for fellows and visitors, and a flexible, multi-use space known as the Lens. The buildings form a central courtyard, encouraging a spirit of collaboration and connection, which is reinforced by walkways between the buildings that link to existing campus circulation.

Constructed, 2012

Old - AIA New York Chapter Merit Award in 2013