New Northeastern University student housing tower, one of Roxbury’s tallest buildings, tops off
Northeastern University’s new 21-story student housing tower, located at 10 Burke Street in Roxbury steps from Ruggles Station, has topped off, becoming one of Roxbury’s tallest buildings. The $160 million tower will contain 221 student housing units for Northeastern students, and is Boston’s first ever dormitory financed by a private developer; Northeastern has partnered with American Campus Communities to build the tower. With the final beam now in place, installation of exterior finishes will begin along the tower’s facade. The tower will include resident amenities such as recreation and gaming areas and a fitness center, in addition to approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Construction of the tower began last Summer, and is expected to last approximately two more years. The following is a video of the tower’s topping-off:
Northeastern cuts ribbon on state-of-the-art science and engineering building
Northeastern University held an official ribbon cutting Monday (April 3rd, 2017) on its' newly opened $225 million state-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC). The ceremony was attended by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey and United States Representative Joseph Kennedy III. The ISEC opened its' doors to students at the beginning of the Winter academic semester and features 234,000 square feet of new collaborative academic space. The building is enclosed by a distinctive, energy-efficient sun screen that regulates sunlight entering the building. The following are photographs of the Northeastern ISEC:
Northeastern completes new science and engineering building
Northeastern University has been issued a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for its’ new $225 million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC), allowing students and researchers to begin using the building. The ISEC’s interior is ready to host winter semester classes and projects, with new state-of-the-art furnishings and lab equipment installed. The following are photographs of the ISEC, courtesy Suffolk Construction:
Northeastern expands Huntington Avenue development site with acquisition of adjacent pub and pizza shop for $5.3 million
Northeastern University has acquired the 3,800 square foot single-story Punter’s Pub and University House of Pizza retail building on Huntington Avenue, which is located adjacent to Northeastern’s Burnstein-Rubenstein development site, for $5.3 million. Northeastern has long planned to redevelop the existing Burnstein Hall and Rubinstein Hall dormitories and has previously proposed to construct an 18-story dormitory tower. The acquisition of the adjacent retail building presents the opportunity for increased density in a future development project.
Northeastern University Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project approved for construction
The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Northeastern University's Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project for construction at last Thursday’s board meeting. Developed by Northeastern University and American Campus Communities, the $160 million project will construct a 21-story tower containing 221 student housing units with a total of 812 beds, in addition to approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Construction could start this year; John Moriarty & Associates is the project's construction manager.
The following is the link to the Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) for the Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project. More information about the project is posted below.
Exterior shell complete at Northeastern ISEC
The exterior of Northeastern University’s new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) building is fully sealed with completed roof and window installations, as well as a unique sun screen along the facade. The array of vertical sun screening elements is installed to regulate the amount of sunlight that enters the building.
View from Columbus Avenue
View from Ruggles Station
View of ISEC rear from Columbus Avenue
View of ISEC upper stories
Construction of electrical and mechanical systems, as well as interior finishes, is underway. The construction team is targeting a fall 2016 opening for the ISEC in time for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Interior of ISEC showing electrical conduit
Telescoping boom at ISEC
Installation of Dow Styrofoam Square Edge insulation (blue) is underway along the ISEC’s exterior. Square Edge insulation will help waterproof the ISEC’s foundation.
Auxiliary structure at ISEC
Auxiliary structure at ISEC
Next steps will include backfilling of earth along the ISEC’s foundation. Hardscaping and landscaping will follow.
Excavation equipment at ISEC
Excavation equipment at ISEC
More information about the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) at Northeastern University is posted below.
Finishing touches being installed at Northeastern ISEC
Finishing touches are being installed at Northeastern University's new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC). Glass has been fully installed along the ISEC, and the building's distinctive sunshades are beginning to stretch across the unique curved facade. The sunshades will create a flowing pattern that will have a significant presence along the Boston skyline and the Lower Roxbury streetscape.
The flow of the ISEC's architecture speaks to the collaborative, innovative role the building will play on Northeastern's campus and in science and engineering research and education. To quote architect Payette, "movement defines the architecture, revealing a new culture of science at Northeastern that once existed in silos." The ISEC will host researchers in a number of science and engineering fields, uniting both disciplines and encouraging collaboration.
The ISEC is scheduled to open in fall 2016. The project is creating 600 construction jobs and is targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum status, the most prestigious LEED certification available.
ISEC aerial view
Exterior finish installation underway at Northeastern ISEC
Exterior finish installation is underway at Northeastern University's new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC). Finish panels and glass windows have been installed along much of the topped-off frame's facade.
View of ISEC along Columbus Avenue looking towards Massachusetts Avenue
View of ISEC along Columbus Avenue looking towards Ruggles Station