Framingham, MA – A new residence hall designed by ARC/Architectural Resources, of Cambridge, is being constructed at Framingham State University.
The 316-bed West Hall residence is an integral part of a phased campus renewal and expansion program addressing a 27% increase in the university’s student enrollment during the past five years. West Hall is expected to open in August 2016.
The Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA) is financing and developing the 97,000sf project. Consigli Construction Co., Inc. is the construction manager. ARC consulted Stegman Associates on building programming, planning, and interior design.
West Hall is an all-suite residence life building, with 90 two-bedroom suites. Among its student amenities is a hotel-style lobby with social and study spaces, a game room, a media lounge, and a large fireplace.
“West Hall is designed to host an interactive and welcoming student life community, with shared lounges, kitchens, and study spaces forming distinct neighborhoods throughout the building,” said Robert Quigley, AIA, principal with ARC.
Several sustainable design initiatives and energy-efficient lighting, mechanical, and HVAC systems are expected to earn the project a LEED Silver certification.
ARC PROJECT TEAM
Principal-in-Charge / Project Manager: Robert Quigley, AIA
Project manager: Mark Dolny, AIA, LEED AP
Project architect: Lucas Herringshaw, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Student housing planning and programming Consultant : Stegman Associates
Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
Structural: Odeh Engineers
Mechanical/Plumbing/HVAC/FP / Elec/ IT: van Zelm Engineers
Civil: Nitsch Engineering
Code: R.W. Sullivan Engineering
Cost Estimating: Daedalus Projects, Inc.
Geotechnical: McPhail Associates, LLC
Lighting: Lam Partners, Inc.
Specifications: Kalin Associates, Inc.
LEED: Thornton Tomasetti
Landscape: Richard Burck Associates, Inc.
Curtain Wall Cx (owner’s commissioning): Thornton Tomasetti
Commissioning Agent (owner’s consultant): Fitzemeyer & Tocci
OPM: C3 (Commercial Construction Consulting, Inc.)