Project Type

Academic Classrooms, Lecture Hall


Lesley University


Completed 2019


Cambridge, MA


11,000 SF, 150-seat Screening Room


Greg Premru

The renovation of a formerly uninspired 11,000 SF basement space creates a dedicated Arts and Animation Studio for Lesley University. New cutting-edge classrooms for all forms of animation, from stop-motion to virtual effects and a green screen studio with a 150-seat screening room and production workshop now give formerly dispersed animation students a true home.

Our design coordinates with the existing adjacent art studios while also being edgy enough to attract new students to the growing program.  A warm orange color palette exudes vibrancy. The new screening room provides space for students and lecturers to show off their work. The main corridor walls serve as gallery space for students to display their latest creations, with loose, soft seating giving students a place to call their own.