Case Studies

Each of our projects at Schwartz/Silver presents an opportunity for innovation and design ingenuity. There are certain clients whose projects have presented particularly demanding constraints, and these cases illustrate the design process as well as the flexibility that must be inherent in approaching these multifaceted challenges.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rotch Library Case Study

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rotch Library of Architecture, stacks, education, college, university, school, height constraints, clearanceOne of the firm’s most awarded buildings came from a particular challenge: design an architecture library for MIT, where the vehicular clearance under the building needed to be maintained and the height could not exceed that of the adjoining historic dome, but 6 stories of books needed to fit in between. Read more →






Princeton University, Andlinger Center for the Humanities Case Study

Princeton Case Study, renovation, historic, education, university

The Andlinger Center for the Humanities at Princeton University was rehabilitated and expanded below grade, an intensive process that allowed for improved building circulation, and new, but outwardly invisible, program spaces. Read more →