Ruane Center Wins 2015 Palladio Award

  Sullivan Buckingham and The S/L/A/M Collaborative received a 2015 Palladio Award in a ceremony in Princeton, New Jersey on July 21, 2015. The Palladio Awards are national awards that honor outstanding achievement in traditional design. A recent edition of Traditional Building magazine announced the award and described the process that led to the building’s final appearance. Read the whole article...

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PC Students Reflect on Humanities Program

  In this video, Providence College students describe their experiences with “Civ”, the school’s core humanities program. The recently completed Ruane Center provides a new, larger forum for the program’s lectures and seminars.  

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PC Hall Sings the Humanities

  The Providence Journal‘s David Brussat describes the Ruane Center’s dedication, and makes a case for the importance of traditional architecture. “At Saturday’s dedication of the Ruane Center for the Humanities at Providence College — named for philanthropists Michael and Elizabeth Ruane- historian David McCullough delivered a passionate keynote address that set the building amid the context of the liberal arts, of...

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Breaking New Ground

  This Providence College Magazine cover story features interviews with the school’s leadership about their new humanities building.  The article discusses the Ruane Center’s significance for the campus and for the school’s core focus on liberal education. “Like Harkins Hall in the past, this will be our signature building for the next hundred years. I couldn’t be any more excited about a new academic facility than I...

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St. Dominic inspires P.C.’s Ruane Center

Gerald Sullivan in a July 26, 2012 Providence Journal article about PC’s new Ruane Center: “Since Gothic architecture is as much about light as it is about space, the building is able to permit large amounts of light into the interior — similar to modern glass buildings. But unlike its modern counterparts, it allows for intricate detailing that reflects the strong Dominican tradition rooted in the humanities. It is through...

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The Roxbury Latin School

  In this article in The Classicist, William Buckingham describes Roxbury Latin’s program of expansion during the 20th and early 21st centuries. Included in the survey are several major projects for which he was the principal designer. “Over the years the design goal has been to meet the school’s current educational needs while ensuring that all added components blend seamlessly with the original building to form a cohesive...

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