Construction Complete on Babson College Weissman Foundry

Babson College Weissman Foundry/©Bruce T. Martin Photography

Babson Park, MA – Windover Construction recently completed construction of the Weissman Foundry at Babson College. The 10,000sf building is Babson’s newest academic center. 

The Weissman Foundry is an open-door design studio inspiring transdisciplinary innovative collaboration between Babson, Olin and Wellesley students for the advancement of new or existing projects.

Windover led the preconstruction and construction and collaborated with the design team to execute Babson’s vision for the advanced facility. Featuring areas for project work, large and small, this new space provides access to workbenches, advanced fabrication equipment, traditional tools, robotics, AR/VR, and connections to expertise and training.

The facility features several complex and contemporary design elements. The building envelope consists of the convergence of curtainwall, masonry, and metal panel at every elevation. Windover facilitated the MEP/HVAC infrastructure, including moveable fixtures, high power loads, and complex ductwork connections, by implementing 3D BIM coordination and prefabrication of selected elements.

Set within a wooded landscape, the industrial-looking Foundry has abundant natural light, wood canopies, and a “living roof” that supports the college’s sustainability commitment and is registered with the certification goal of LEED® Silver.