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Designer: Goody Clancy
Construction Manager: Walsh Brothers
Project Type: CM at Risk
Project Cost: $184 million
Gross Square Feet: approx. 220,000
Substantial Completion Date: Fall 2014

This project came about as a result of aging, undersized and outmoded research facilities at UMass Boston and the desire of the facility to enrich and invest in its research programs. Objectives for this state of the art research lab building included creating:

  • A signature building expressing the commitment to science research and teaching
  • A building that will support the programs in a flexible manner as needs and requirements evolve
  • A comfortable workplace for the building's occupants
  • A facility which will help the University attract and retain the best students and faculty in the science departments
  • A sustainable building that UMass Boston will be able to maintain and operate economically
  • LEED Gold Certification

Additionally, there will be an animal research facility, a public lobby / café, and a "sandbox lab" intended to encourage both undergraduate science and non-science major use.

Project Features:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Physics and Engineering
  • Environmental, Earth and Ocean Science (EEOS)
  • Developmental Sciences Research Center
  • Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy

Photos credit © Robert Benson Photography

The Connector
The Connector
Exterior View
Exterior View
Bio Lab
Bio Lab
Hub First Floor
Hub First Floor
Hub Ground Floor
Hub Ground Floor
Teaching Lab
Teaching Lab