On September 9, Regis College held a ribbon cutting ceremony to honor the opening of the Sasaki-designed Maria Hall addition and renovation on the school's Weston, Massachusetts campus. The ceremony was held on the steps of the new library entrance and quad—both of which were also designed by Sasaki. It was a festive occasion, well-attended by current students and faculty, alumni, community members, and the Sasaki project team.
Speakers from the event featured Antoinette Hays, Regis College President [pictured above, holding scissors]; representatives from the faculty and student body; as well as Sasaki principal in charge on the residence hall design, Vinicius Gorgati, AIA[second from right, back row]. A visionary leader behind Regis' ongoing development, President Hays remarked upon how Maria Hall and a recently revamped library center together represent a catalyst for the college, "preparing Regis for the 22nd Century by providing state-of-the-art facilities and resources for our students." One of Hays' goals is to increasingly attract students not only from Massachusetts, but also from across the nation and abroad. The campus planning and building projects currently underway support and enable major components of the college's strategic plan.
This is an exciting marker in an ongoing evolution in Regis College's identity. The Sasaki team was delighted to take part in the celebrations and looks forward to a continued collaboration with the Regis team in the months and years to come.
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