Category: News

Ashley U. S. Courthouse (and we’re hiring!)

Schwartz/Silver, in association with the Ohio firm of Schooley Caldwell, is undertaking the $83 million renovation and addition of the historic Ashley U.S. Courthouse in Toledo. The project, part of the General Services Administration’s Design Excellence Program, will restore the 1930 structure and create a modern 100,000 square foot addition. The Courthouse will contain a[…]



Milton S. Eisenhower Library

Schwartz/Silver has begun work on a feasibility study for the reprogramming and renovation of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.  The MSE is the principal study and research library on the university’s academic campus, with over 3.7 million volumes and an extensive array of electronic resources.  The scope of the study will[…]


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 and 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.[…]


An Unlikely Eden in South Dakota

Concurrent with the loan of what may be the oldest cello in the world to the Metropolitan Museum in New York, a nice article has appeared in the Times about our client, The National Music Museum, located in Vermillion, South Dakota. They note that the NMM houses “one of the largest and most important collections[…]


Peabody Essex Museum Collection Stewardship Center

The Peabody Essex Museum has announced that it is moving forward with its expansion plan, infrastructure improvements, and new programmatic initiatives. The plan includes a new 40,000-square-foot wing of galleries and an 80,000-square-foot offsite Collection Stewardship Center to be designed by Schwartz/Silver.   The building will provide unprecedented capacity for the study and care of the[…]


Coolidge Corner Library

Schwartz/Silver has been engaged to prepare a feasibility study for the expansion or replacement of the Coolidge Corner Branch Library in Brookline, MA.  Last year, the library circulated 396,807 items, making it the busiest branch library in the state.  The study will consider a renovation and addition to the existing library, or a new facility[…]


Peck Federal Office Building

Schwartz/Silver has been selected to renovate the J.W. Peck Federal Building in Cincinnati as part of the GSA’s Design Excellence Program.  The General Services Administration Design Excellence Program seeks to “commission our nation’s most talented architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and engineers to design federal buildings of outstanding quality and value.”   This 220,000 SF 10-story[…]


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Transformation Wraps Up

Here’s a preview of Connecticut College’s Shain Library transformation! The library will hold its Ribbon Cutting on March 23, with a special student preview on March 22. Follow #ShainReno on social media for student and community photos.


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Shain Library Ahead of Schedule

Great news! Moving at lighting-fast speeds, our project at Connecticut College is a full 5 months ahead of schedule! The opening of the college library transformation will be held on March 23, with a special student preview on the 22nd. So the school’s construction motto, “No Pain, No Shain”, has officially been changed to “New[…]


Warren Schwartz Lectures at Muskegon Museum of Art

On November 7th, Warren Schwartz delivered a lecture at the opening of the Muskegon Museum of Art‘s exhibition “Japanese Warriors”. The exhibit features Japanese robots from Warren’s extensive collection. The museum put together a great introductory video we thought you might enjoy.