The Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts
The Nancy Lawson Donahue '49 Center for the Creative and Applied Arts was officially dedicated on April 30, 2011 and opened to students in Fall 2011.
This important facility provides:
• Classroom and multi-purpose space especially well-suited for the Fashion Program and other applied arts as identified in the College's Strategic Plan.
• 17 new faculty offices
• Climate controlled display and storage space suitable for archival preservation for the Lasell Fashion Collection – a museum quality collection of antique and couture clothing.
• A facility in keeping with Lasell's green campus initiative. Materials from the old Plant Operations barn and house on the site were largely recycled. Siding, lumber and fixtures were sold for reuse in Western Massachusetts; the asphalt roof shingles were recycled for road base in New Hampshire.
The Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts has allowed the College to revive its programs in music and the arts by reallocating space in the Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center for the growth and advancement of these programs. Together with the Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, the Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts comprises Lasell's Arts Complex on campus.