Wentworth Celebrates Opening of New Student Apartments

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ribbon Cutting at 525 Huntington Avenue in Boston

l – r: State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz; Ed Bond, Bond Brothers CEO; Josh Zakim, Boston City Council; Mayor Marty Walsh; Zorica Pantic, Wentworth president; Mike Webb, senior resident assistant for 525, Mike Coleman, Beacon VP; and Bob Murray, Wentworth trustee

Boston – Officials from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and other dignitaries from the city of Boston recently celebrated the opening of the Apartments at 525 Huntington Avenue — a 110,870sf, $43 million residence hall.

The seven-story building includes 72 apartment-style units (51 four-bed apartments, 20 five-bed apartments). The new hall also includes 1,897sf of open space located at the building entrance on Huntington Avenue. The Apartments at 525, which opened at the start of the fall 2014 semester, is the school’s seventh residential building on campus and now allows Wentworth to provide housing for nearly 90% of students who are seeking on-campus living.

Wentworth freshmen and sophomore students are required to live on campus.The new 305-bed hall houses juniors and seniors and features apartment-style living with amenities including single and double bedrooms, full kitchens, and washers and dryers in each apartment.

Wentworth’s completion of the Apartments at 525 marks the third new infrastructure project built on the campus as part of the institute’s master plan. The $20 million Flanagan Campus Center and the $20 million Ira Allen building opened in 2013.

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“We are thrilled to celebrate this major milestone for the Institute,” said Wentworth President Zorica Pantić. “By providing our student body with access to additional on-campus housing, we are cultivating a stronger campus community that will result in higher rates of academic success.”

“This facility is a shining example of the type of investments that universities in Boston are making to ensure that students have access to attractive, safe and affordable housing,” said Mayor Walsh. “As we continue to explore and expand housing alternatives for the tens of thousands of students that make up our robust college community in Boston, investment in on-campus housing options must be a critical part of that plan moving forward.”

 

 

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