Peter Frates Hall and
Brindle Hall Addition
Named in honor of Beverly’s iconic Ice Bucket Challenge co-creator, Peter Frates Hall is the newest residence hall to be built on the pristine Endicott College campus. Siemasko + Verbridge tested several siting options to find a solution that set the building back from the main road and forms a courtyard area where nothing had previously existed. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the three-story building is a prominent new feature on the picturesque campus. The 39,000-square-foot hall houses 225 freshmen. Design features include a museum-like exhibit that tells the inspiring story of Pete Frates in the first floor lounge, study and lounge areas on each floor, and outdoor spaces for formal and informal interaction. In order to meet the requirements of the academic calendar, an innovative modular unit system was specified and assembled on-site. Design and construction were completed in less than 12 months.
In addition to Peter Frates Hall, SV also designed renovations and a new addition to the adjacent Brindle Hall. To meet the needs of a growing student population, approximately 2,100 square feet of new space was added to the south side of the building to house new student lounges. The existing lounge on the first floor was reconfigured to add more student living space. The large windows of the addition allow for sweeping views of the ocean and affords the general public a glimpse into the energy and activity of the student residents. A separate new entry vestibule creates a welcoming and modern front door. Interior renovations to common hallways include new ceilings, doors, lighting, and carpet — transforming this 1960s-era building into a dynamic new living option for students.
Together, the two buildings, along with neighboring Endicott Hall, form a new quad on the campus, complement the surrounding context, and create a cohesive sense of place. SV provided architectural and interior design services in collaboration with Windover Construction.