“ . . . Very impressed with repair and use of spaces between the buildings . . . renovation is brilliant . . . great integration between old and new . . .”
The renovated 50-year old Law Tower is a beacon for the university, visible from the river and the street. The addition refocuses the entry along an active pedestrian campus path, providing a new and highly visible entrance that establishes a strong presence on campus. It provides a space for year-round gathering and social interaction that the former courtyard never could. Taken together, these elements increase the exposure of the School of Law to the Boston University community at large and encourage campus-wide, interdepartmental interaction.
“It’s like an entirely different school,” says Dean Maureen O’Rourke. “Students are everywhere, enjoying the many spaces for studying and socializing, which has increased interaction with faculty, the administration, and their classmates.” Student Government Associate President Meghan Kelly spoke about the impact of the Redstone Building on the student community. “With the new horizontal design, we will have so much more space to gather together as a community. Our community will flourish with the new study spaces and gathering areas, giving us even more room to interact and engage with one another.” BU’s decision to protect Sert’s tower and construct a new well-considered addition contributes to Boston’s rich architectural heritage, while actively transforming the learning experience of its students.
Bruner/Cott & Associates; also BR+A; Weidlinger Associates, Inc.; Richard Burck Associates, Inc.; Skanska USA; Acentech, Inc.; Atelier Ten; Colburn & Gayette; Faithful & Gould; Haley & Aldrich; Kalin Associates; Nitsch Engineering; Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin, Inc.; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger