CMAA Award for BU Theater Center

| May 15, 2018

Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre Facade 

Boston –  BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm  has received a Construction Management Association of America, New England Chapter (CMAA) Project Achievement Award for the Boston University Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre and Production Center. The project won in the New Construction category at the 24th Annual Awards Ceremony held on May 9, 2018 at the Omni Parker House in Boston.

Within an aggressive fast-track 15-month design and construction schedule, BOND delivered a beautiful multi-functional theatre complex, with innovative spaces and design labs for teaching and producing student theater.

Working closely with University stakeholders and design firm Elkus Manfredi Architects, BOND developed a customized project delivery plan that aligned design and budget. Methodologies included Lean Management strategies, a two-phased occupancy approach, off-site prefabrication and early team work to resolve constructability issues and materials selection.

Creating a solid teaching ground for the College of Fine Arts aspiring theater professionals, the four-story, 75,000sf complex is designed with an outward slanted glass front façade. The new complex includes a 250-seat black-box theatre, high bay spaces for scenery and prop construction, costume shops, graduate and student studios and faculty offices.

A 65,000sf two-level subsurface parking garage and adjoining parking lot provides space for 290 vehicles with a landscaped plaza. The new building is located at 820 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.

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