House Renewal


Harvard Construction Lift Tips Into Adams House

Amid ongoing renovations, Adam House’s Randolph Hall, one of Harvard’s undergraduate residences, saw an unexpected addition last Friday afternoon when a construction lift tipped over and collided with its wall.


Historic Bow & Arrow Press To Leave Harvard’s Adams House Following Renovations

For more than 45 years, the Bow & Arrow Press — a student-run letterpress studio founded in 1978 — has quietly resided in the basement of one of Harvard’s undergraduate residences, Adams House, serving as a gathering place and creative venue for Harvard students and alumni.


Harvard House Renewal Project Delayed and Over Budget After Pandemic Setbacks

As the renovation of Adams House, one of Harvard’s undergraduate residential houses, enters its third phase this June, the University anticipates an unprecedented 12 to 14 percent rise in costs — nearly 10 percentage points higher than the traditional 4 percent benchmark.


Harvard Adams House Residents Frustrated by Delays as Renovations Approach Second Year

After nearly two years of construction, renovations to Adams House’s Randolph Hall are now set to complete this spring — a change in timeline that has exacerbated some residents’ frustration about the project’s shifting schedule.


‘Shiny and Lovely’: Adams House Completes First Phase of Renovations

Boasting an improved ventilation system and expanded dining spaces, renovations to Claverly Hall of Adams House wrapped up earlier this month, marking the end of the first of three phases of the House’s renewal project.


Adams House Claverly Hall

Harvard completed the first phase of its Adams House Renewal Project — renovations to Claverly Hall — earlier this month. Though the exterior of Claverly remains the same, the interior has seen a significant overhaul.


Adams House Resumes Renovations After Five-Month Delay

Construction on Adams House has resumed after a five-month hiatus due to the City of Cambridge’s decision to place a moratorium on construction projects in response to the ongoing spread of coronavirus, according to an email sent to House affiliates Saturday.


Adams House Construction Encounters Delays Amid Coronavirus Spread

The renovation of Adams House faces another delay after the ongoing coronavirus pandemic caused an indefinite construction suspension, Faculty Dean Sean Palfrey ’67 wrote in a Friday email to The Crimson.


Architects Present Adams House Renewal Plans

Seventy-nine percent of the student beds in Adams will be in singles and 77 percent will be in suite-style living after the House’s renovations are complete.


Students Note a Cacophony of Mixed Opinions on Lowell Bells

The bells are rung by the Lowell House Society of Russian Bell Ringers, an organization of “earplug-wearing and weather-braving” undergraduate bell ringers — and are officially known as “Klappermeisters,” according to the Lowell House website.


Flyby Investigates: New Lowell House

Everyone knows that Boston has two seasons: construction and winter. Harvard is no exception. Lowell House is the latest in the effort to renovate undergraduate housing, so (naturally) Flyby had to get the scoop for you.


Lowell Dining Hall

When Lowell finishes renovations in the fall, its dining hall will no longer display a portrait of former University President A. Lawrence Lowell. Some Lowell residents currently live in the Inn at Harvard.


Renovated Lowell House Will Not Display Portrait of Controversial Former University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell

Lowell House will not display portraits of former University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell, Class of 1877, and his wife Anna Parker Lowell when it reopens in the fall, incoming Faculty Deans David I. Laibson ’88 and Nina Zipser announced in a Friday email to House residents.


Administrators Unveil Adams Renovation Plans, Announce Construction Extended to Four Years

The Adams House renovations timeline, previously slated to begin in June 2019 and take three years, will now extend another year and conclude by August 2023, Faculty of Arts and Sciences administrators announced at a Tuesday town hall.


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