Wellesley College - Global Floral Greenhouse

site + greenhouse design | wellesely, ma

Wellesley College chose Andropogon, in partnership with Kennedy & Violich Architecture, to design a new greenhouse for the College’s diverse and historic Global Flora Collection. The design intentionally blurs the line between indoor and outdoor spaces, becoming essentially “a landscape with a glass box over it.” The intimately integrated building and site is being designed to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge. The new greenhouse will serve as a bridge between the college community and the town of Wellesley, while also creating key connections between the main campus, the existing science buildings, and the botanic garden beyond. 



Kennedy & Violich Architecture