Education Restoration/Renovation

Chapman Renovates Bentley University Dorm

Bentley University’s Collins Hall

Waltham, MAChapman Construction/Design recently completed the phase one renovations of Bentley University’s Collins Hall.

Working alongside R.E. Dinneen Architects and Architectural Engineers, the team renovated 42 apartments across three floors. The spaces range from single-occupancy studio apartments to two- and four-person units.

The renovation includes a complete gut and renovation of the kitchens and bathrooms, refreshed finishes, new lighting, and the installation of 216 PTAC units for heating and cooling the apartments.

Contemporary, durable finishes were selected to meet the campus’ new design standards and to create modern, functional spaces for students that are also easy for facilities staff to maintain.

Collins Hall interior

The project was completed within a tight 12-week schedule. The collaborative effort among the design team, Chapman, and their subcontractors to schedule construction activities seamlessly was imperative to turning the building over in time for the new school year.

The team will kick off phase two in May of 2020 to renovate the remaining three floors of Collins Hall.