Hemenway Hall rendering

Designer: Ellenzweig
Construction Manager: Barr & Barr
Project Type: CM at Risk
Project Cost: $84M ($4M Preliminary work by FSU, $68M Phase 1 Addition, $12 MPhase 2 Backfill renovations)
Gross Square Feet: New Addition 58,000 GSF, Existin Memenway Hall: 63,000GSF, Annex: 100,000GSF  (Total GSF: 221,000)
Est. Substantial Completion Date: Phase 1 - August 2015, Phase 2 TBD


A four-story addition plus basement and a screened mechanical room containing approximately 58,000 SF, that will house 16 teaching laboratories, including related prep and supply spaces, plus facility research spaces, joined to the existing facility by a four-story common space.  Selective interior and exterior renovations to the existing Hemenway Hall and the Annex will provide a fully accessible, substantially improved teaching environment including seismic, structural, fire protection, mechanical and electrical system upgrades as well as repairs and improvements to the facades including windows.

Project Features:

  • The addition is intended to be LEED silver certified or better.
  • The renovation includes infrastructure upgrades, involving a total replacement of existing MEP/FP systems, as well as window replacement, envelope repairs and seismic upgrades.
  • The new addition will house 16 chemistry and biology teaching labs and support spaces on four floors in an addition to the east of Hemenway Annex, connected to the existing building by a four story atrium.
  • The common space will function as a major social space for the science complex.
  • The addition will also have basement and roof-top mechanical space.
  • An accessible entry to the new addition and the existing facility from the north and south will be provided.
  • Renovations of interior public spaces and selective program spaces will be made.
  • A significant landscape upgrade to improve accessibility and to transform Larned Beach into an attractive public amenity is included.
  • The new building will be connected seamlessly to the existing, improving the overall circulation and accessibility.

A web camera to this project site is available at http://www.framingham.edu/campus-construction/index.html


Bird's eye view of rendering of Hemenway Hall
Bird's eye view of rendering of Hemenway Hall

Framingham State University site plan
Framingham State University site plan

Rendering of upgrades to Hemenway Hall
Rendering of upgrades to Hemenway Hall