“ . . . Really subtle addition that had a very strong impact on the campus . . . 70% of the budget is for the exterior, given that, what they did with the interior on a limited budget is very clever . . . it’s really well done . . .”
The heritage of the building has been restored and the additional space needs have been accommodated without expanding the footprint of the historic building. The number of collaborative spaces for teaching, research, meetings and social gathering was increased by 250%. Views from the new spaces connect mathematics with campus and with the City of Boston, while supporting the department goal of making the building a welcoming and collaborative place for students, faculty and staff.
“Having watched over this renovation since its inception in 2010 when I was head of Mathematics, I am deeply gratified to see it brought back to its magnificent completion. The once-dingy hallways now filled with light, the common spaces with lively conservation and their blackboards with mathematics, this masterful transformation demonstrates what can be accomplished within these old walls,” says Michael Sipser, Dean of the School of Sciences.
Ann Beha Architects; also Bond Brothers Construction; Silman; WSP; Jensen Hughes; Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design; Acentech; RDK; Speweik; Wessling; Nitsch Engineering; Thos Moser