Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction announced it has completed a $115 million expansion and renovation of Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GDSM) located at 635 Albany St.
The phased approach began with the renovation of the basement and first floor, along with a new patient and visitor entrance and corresponding new address. This phase also included the construction of the dental repair shop, supply store, receiving area, and an onsite central sterilization area to fully support the school’s patient care operations.
The building then received a 7-story addition on its west side and a 2-story addition on its north side, a renovation of 63,000sf that allows for improved predoctoral clinical spaces, the integration of the school’s preclinical Simulation Learning Center into the new facility, and student collaboration and peer-to-peer learning through the creation of a variety of student-focused common areas.
The new predoctoral patient treatment center, which is split over three floors and five spaces, has 100 dental chairs and is outfitted with state-of-the-art dental technology. It also includes laboratories with digital radiography with two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging and robust five-axis milling units. The school has also incorporated 3D printing at a large scale into its treatment center.
The project also transformed the exterior and achieved LEED Gold Certification. It broke ground in early 2018 after a seven-year planning period and was completed in July 2021. Shawmut partnered on the project with architecture firm SmithGroup and Compass Project Management.