Sophia Gordon Residence Hall
Medford/Somerville, MA

Tufts’ first “green” residence hall is LEED Gold certified. The project received a grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative for solar thermal and photovoltaic systems, which provide electricity for the building & 30% of domestic hot water needs. The building’s comprehensive sustainability strategy includes water conservation, energy-efficient mechanical equipment & appliances, sustainable site & material selection, & an innovative green education program that allows users to observe real-time energy-use data through computer displays & extensive signage. (61,000 s.f.)
2008 Honor Award for Housing Design, Boston Society of Architects
2007 Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects
2007 Merit Award, New England Chapter, AIA
2007 Higher Education Facilities Design Award, Boston Society of Architects
2007 Citation for Sustainable Design, Boston Society of Architects
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