Education Up Front

Brandeis Celebrates Topping Off of New Residence Hall

Boston – BOND, a civil, utility, and energy construction firm, celebrated the topping off of Brandeis University’s new residence hall. The ceremony marked the last steel beam raised on the new building, designed by William Rawn Associates. It was attended by the Brandeis University community, the project team, and design partners.

Topping-off ceremony at Brandeis University’s new residence hall / photo by BOND

BOND is providing preconstruction and construction management services for the new 50,000sf building.

The building features roof-top solar array, geothermal heating and cooling, a wide central staircase, shared spaces for collaboration, large kitchen area, study space, four lounges, a courtyard, and A/V and acoustic equipment. In addition, BOND renovated the famed Chum’s Coffee House, located within the adjoining Usen Castle, which opened early for the fall 2017 semester.

The project is on track, within budget, and slated for completion August 2018.

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“BOND is honored to partner with Brandeis University and the project team to build this new residence hall, an essential part of the campus,” said Robert Murray, BOND president. “This is a phenomenal project, which incorporates sustainability and modern design. We are excited to deliver upon the vision of this new facility, which reflects the University’s commitment to academic excellence and innovation.”