Hedge and Roger Williams Project Overview

In transforming former student residences Hedge Hall (1890) and Roger Williams Hall (1895) into homes for a range of academic departments and programs, Bates has:

  • strengthened the college’s intertwined academic and social culture and international perspective;
  • supported high standards for sustainability and energy efficiency;
  • and continued the stunning redefinition of the central Bates campus.

Begun in March 2010, the Hedge / Roger Williams project is the fourth and final undertaking of Phase I of the Campus Facilities Master Plan, which also produced the 280 College Street residence, Alumni Walk and New Commons.

The project also represents a significant act of historic and architectural preservation: Hedge and Roger Williams both help to tell the important early history of Bates. Read more.