Honors for the Shain Library

Our renovation of Connecticut College’s Shain Library has won several awards:

  • AIA New England’s 2015 Preservation Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture
  • Engineering News Record’s 2015 ENR Best Regional Projects Renovation/Restoration Award of Merit
  • The Connecticut Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2016 Excellence in Construction (EIC) Award

But we’re happiest that the rejuvenated library is a terrific popular success. You can find a video description of the project below:


Connecticut College's Charles E. Shain Library - dubbed "The Noodle Factory" by Kurt Vonnegut during his speech at the building's 1976 dedication - underwent a transformative renovation during the 2014-15 academic year. The campus community - along with parents, alumni and friends - will celebrate the transformation during Fall Weekend.

Schwartz Silver Architects