Ainsworth Hall at Norwich University | Education, Historic

Ainsworth Hall

Norwich University

Built in 1910, Ainsworth Hall is one of the oldest buildings on the Norwich University campus. Its purpose has changed many times over the last century, but the building has been largely untouched since the 1960s, when it became home to several programs in the social sciences.

Ainsworth Hall’s most recent upgrades breathe new life into this historic structure. Inside, we refurbished historic details while adding modern functionality and comfort. Outside, we removed a crumbling south wing and replaced it with historically sensitive new construction.

We also added a third-floor addition with a gabled roof to the flat, two-story west wing. The addition’s gabled roof improves the proportions of the overall structure and adds room for all-new mechanical systems.

Ainsworth Hall is one of four buildings completed by Jones Architecture of Salem, MA, and Freeman French Freeman. Together, the two firms completed over $50 million in new and renovated classroom buildings on the Northfield, Vermont campus.


OWNER: Norwich University
LOCATION: Northfield, Vermont
SIZE: 15,300 SF

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