New Campus Center and Student Residence
Boston, MA

This LEED Gold certified project is the first major new building for Wheelock College in 40 years. Located along the Riverway, the project provides 108 new student beds, a 250-seat dining facility for the entire campus, and campus center common spaces. Green design features include: an accessible green roof; extensive daylighting and solar shading; large-volume heat recovery; extensive groundwater recharge to protect the nearly Muddy River from outflow; lightweight, high-recycled-content aluminum panel cladding; extensive water conservation; natural ventilation through operable windows; and innovative material recycling. Since its 2009 opening, this highly-sustainable project has inspired campus-wide initiatives in recycling and energy reduction. (26,000 s.f.)
Photography © Robert Benson