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House Renewal

Eliot House Courtyard
College

Initial Planning Underway for Eliot House Renovations

Initial planning for a renovation of Eliot House as part of Harvard’s House Renewal project began in January, according to a Saturday statement from Harvard spokesperson Jonathan Palumbo.

Adams Renovations
House Life

Adams House Residents Keep Up Cheer, Traditions As Renovations Enter Last Phase

With the start of a new phase of construction at Adams House in June, residents of the house were not able to access their traditional gathering spot of Westmorly Court, which contains Adams’ dining hall.

Crane hits Adams House on Plympton Street
Adams

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.

Bow & Arrow Press
House Life

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.

Adams Renovations
College

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.

Randolph Hall
House Life

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.

Cronkhite Housing
College

Harvard Students in 11 Undergraduate Houses Will Be Assigned to Overflow Housing

All but one of Harvard College’s 12 upperclassman houses will place students in overflow housing next year as the school’s oversized freshman class moves out of dormitories in Harvard Yard.

Mushrooms in Mather
On Campus

Students Find Unwelcome Dorm Room Guests, Including Insects, Mushrooms

Though students were excited to return to Harvard’s dorms this fall, upon their arrival some found unwelcome guests, including insects and mushrooms, and crumbling infrastructure in their rooms.

Adams House Claverly Hall
House Life

‘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
Adams

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 C Entryway
House Life

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 Renewal
College

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.

Adams House Renewal Town Hall
Adams

Adams House Renewal Town Hall

Members of Adams House met on Wednesday evening to hear and discuss updates on Adams's current construction.

Adams House Renewal Town Hall
House Life

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.

Lowell Bells
College

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.

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