The Williams Inn

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architecture
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Stefanie Greenfield, AIA, LEED AP
  • Other Designer(s)
    Adam Mitchell, AIA LEED AP BD+C; Justin Crane, AIA
  • Location
    Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Project Date
    August 2019
  • Construction Company
    Engelberth Construction, Inc.
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
    CambridgeSeven and Williams College
  • Hospitality
    The Waterford Group
  • Developer
    Williams College

Celebrating the culture of the Berkshires, the Inn’s detailing is inspired by the architectural vernacular of New England, with massing that respects context and cherished views of the surrounding mountains. The building takes inspiration from the New England “connected farm,” distributing its 60,000 SF of space between three components articulated by local stone and wood cladding. The Main House is flanked by a porch overlooking a new town park. The adjacent “barn” houses a 50-seat restaurant, meeting rooms, and guestrooms. To the west of the Main House, additional guest rooms and function rooms can host up to 300 visitors. Locally sourced stone wraps the Main House and extends into the landscape to define seating elements in exterior rooms where guests can gather to enjoy their surrounding setting. The rustic, rural charm continues indoors where reclaimed regional wood and local granite infuse the lobby with familiar farmhouse aesthetics but with elevated elegance. Guest rooms blend rustic and luxe with sliding barn doors, heritage-inspired furniture with modern finishes, and wrought iron window and door hardware framing expansive mountain views.