Bensonwood of New Hampshire is busy fabricating the 48 foot long beams that will be part of the support infrastructure of the this multifunctional learning, teaching, and exhibition space. The R. W. Kern Center will be the point of entry for prospective students and their families into the community. As the home of the admissions office, it will also enable tours to start near the center of campus. This building will also provide instructional space, serve as a hub to share information about the campus, and highlight Hampshire’s mission. The bookstore will be relocated to the building from the first floor of the Johnson Library. This will open up almost the entire first floor of the library to be developed as a student learning commons.
This one is 48 feet long & about 2 feet deep, and that’s not even the largest one!
They are too big for our CNC machine so the milling is all done by hand.
Lots of little tops of black spruce trees combine to make some strong material.