Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center

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Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center
Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center.jpg
The Campus Center (on the right)
General information
Type Public Space/Hotel
Location 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
United States
Coordinates 42°23′30.31″N 72°31′37.24″W / 42.3917528°N 72.5270111°W / 42.3917528; -72.5270111Coordinates: 42°23′30.31″N 72°31′37.24″W / 42.3917528°N 72.5270111°W / 42.3917528; -72.5270111
Construction started 1969
Completed 1970
Antenna spire 204.98 feet (62.48 m)
Technical details
Floor count 14
Design and construction
Architect Marcel Breuer & Associates

Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center is a high-rise building on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, in Amherst, Massachusetts.


The concrete building and attached parking garage were designed by Marcel Breuer, in the Modernist and Brutalist architectural styles.

The building also hosts The Campus Center Hotel on the upper floors of the building. The hotel consists of 116 rooms. Between 2008 and 2009, the hotel was renovated by Eastern General Contractors of Springfield, MA under the direction of Architectural firm Gensler.

Murray D. Lincoln[edit]

The Center is named after Murray D. Lincoln who was president of the National Cooperative Business Association from 1941 to 1965. As a board member of the International Cooperative Alliance, Lincoln was a spokesman for cooperatives in many spheres. He was also the first president of CARE.

He led in forming economic associations, such as: the Ohio Farm Bureau Cooperative Association, an agricultural credit association, a rural electric association, and what is now the Nationwide Insurance organization. As the president of Nationwide, he moved the organization into diverse areas of serving people’s needs.


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