Architects: Janet Ross of Ellenzweig Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., in association with Whitney Atwood Norcross Associates, Boston.
Design and construction
Graduate Research Towers.
The eight-story laboratory wing has limestone paneling and a granite base that blend with other buildings in the immediate vicinity. The wing houses 113 research labs serviced by 150 fume hoods.
Naming of the building
The building was named after the late Silvio O. Conte (R-Pittsfield), a former U.S. congressman who was committed to polymer research and was instrumental in obtaining federal funding to build the complex.
- From Three Architectural Tours: Selected Buildings on the Campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, 2000)
- For additional information, consult the University Archives (RG 36/101).
- Conte's papers are held in the UMass Amherst Department of Special Collections and University Archives