Kendrick Place is a privately-developed student housing and residential project with retail on the ground floor, providing 104 beds. The site is at the northernmost end of downtown Amherst, and marks the boundary between the city’s urban commercial storefront district and the University of Massachusetts campus. Holst designed Kendrick to respond to its Gateway site, and to provide a link between the university and downtown. With respect to Amherst’s traditional material palette, Kendrick features red brick and cedar to fit in contextually with the existing buildings. The brick façade is broken down into smaller bays to reflect the city’s smaller building modules. The triangular-shaped site inspired the building’s acute triangular corners, reminiscent of New York’s Flatiron Building. The brick facades feature small punched openings, while the building’s corners provide glassy lanterns to convey a lighter framework language. Each corner looks down upon intersections and offers incredible views. One of the lanterns turns and is opened up to an onsite courtyard where students can gather. Directly across from the Emily Dickinson Museum and grounds, the units at that corner are turned to maximize the views. Sustainable features include a super-insulated envelope, sophisticated mechanical system, and a heat recovery ventilator. Kendrick is designed to meet LEED Platinum certification.