UMass Boston Tops Off First On-Campus Residence Hall

Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction recently joined University of Massachusetts Boston, Capstone Development Partners, and Elkus Manfredi Architects for the topping-off ceremony of the university’s first on-campus residential facility.

(l-r) Ludger Bain Sr. project manager; Tim Hurdelbrink, director of construction operations; Bob Wice, general superintendent; and Kevin Sullivan, VP

Set to open in the fall of 2018, the 260,000sf private-public project will consist of two buildings, ranging from seven to 12 stories, and will achieve a long-held goal of providing students with an on-campus residential option. It will also include living-learning amenities such as seminar rooms, study lounges, a 23,000sf dining hall, and other conveniences to promote academic and personal development.

The new residence hall will offer a mixture of styles ranging from single-occupancy apartments to four-person units, along with flexible living-learning spaces. The project will also form the new northern gateway to campus and is part of the university’s 25-year campus master plan.


“We’re proud to be part of this new and innovative public-private partnership model,” said Kevin Sullivan, vice president at Shawmut. “This partnership is a true collaborative effort and we are excited to contribute to UMass Boston’s goal of adding residence life to the campus.”

Shawmut has recently completed projects at Northeastern University, Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University, and Brown University.


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