UMASS Boston Upgrades Campus

Boston – Gilbane Building Company is providing construction management at-risk services for the 600,000sf substructure, demolition, and quadrangle development (SDQD) project at the University of Massachusetts’s Boston campus.

Designed by ARUP/MVVA and NBBJ, the project is part of the university’s 25-year master plan that aims to transform the 1970s-era campus into a more sustainable and innovative environment for students and staff.

Slated for completion in 2022, it includes the selective demolition and reinforcement of a deficient parking substructure that lies beneath several academic buildings; the development of a quadrangle with areas of different elevations to improve building connections; the demolition of the Science Center and Clark Center pool buildings; repair of all surface areas of the plaza that will remain; and the creation of a 6.5-acre park and  300-space surface parking lot.

“The SDQD project represents the future of UMASS’s Boston campus, and we’re honored to be part of this team,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president and business unit leader for Gilbane in Massachusetts.