The Amherst Historical Commission in Amherst, Massachusetts honored the Lord Jeffery Inn with the 2014 Preservation Award of Merit for a historically sensitive and meticulously executed restoration.

In 2009, the Lord Jeffrey Inn underwent an extensive restoration and expansion.  NCA worked closely with the college to incorporate effective and efficient means of conserving energy, water and other natural resources while still providing guests with modern touches that address the evolving needs of today’s traveler.

The exterior restoration included repairing, re-pointing and lime washing the brick facade, restoring the historic windows, repairing the slate roof and restoring the outdoor seating areas. The interior  transformation entailed restoring the historic lobby, meeting rooms, function room and 49 guest rooms. The design team also added a new ballroom, roof terrace with outdoor fireplace, fitness center, and restaurant, expanding the total square footage to 50,000. The project was completed in 2012 and cost $14.7 million.

Green design and construction features include: Geothermal heating and cooling pumps, solar panels, energy recovery ventilation, energy efficient guest room occupancy system with interactive on/off key cards, efficient lighting, and high quality efficient plumbing fixtures.