Apr 09, 2019
Education First's New Building in NorthPoint Nearly Complete
With the expected opening this spring, construction is in the final stages for Education First's new building in Cambridge's NorthPoint neighborhood. The new 12-story, 300,000-square-foot building will feature student housing, educational, office, and retail space. Open green space is also being created on the EF III site, including a flex-field large enough to accommodate a 5v5 soccer match and West Park, which will provide a quiet public area with seating areas.
Dec 31, 2018
Exterior Work Nearly Complete for Education First Phase III
The install of the unique facade is nearly complete for Education First's new building in Cambridge's North Point Neighborhood. The 300,000sf project will feature student housing, educational, office, and retail space. This project will allow Education First (EF) to expand their North American operations while enhancing the institutions' existing North Point international campus and providing students with a new on-campus housing option. Construction is expected to be complete in Spring 2019.
Sep 24, 2018
Callahan Construction Completes Relocation of BU Clinical Psychology
Callahan Construction Managers has completed the relocation of Boston University's Clinical Psychology program. The new 30,000 sf space at 900 Commonwealth Avenue, was designed by Wilson Architects and will streamline the patient experience and improve upon research collaboration. The project that includes clinical, research and office space features nature-inspired materials and colors for a calming aesthetic. Callahan's work on the project allowed Boston University to consolidate four floors of activity into one single level in the heart of BU's West Campus.
Sep 19, 2018
Exterior Work Progressing for EF III
Exterior work is ongoing in Cambridge's North Point neighborhood for the new Education First building. This 12-story building will feature 300,000 sf of student housing, educational, and office space. The building will house around 500 students and feature a cafeteria, lounge, fitness center, and bike room.
Planned in conjunction with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM), the project will provide $20.4 million in funding for environmental cleanup and the relocation and construction of a new permanent DCR maintenance and operations facility. The EF III project will provide a link between the existing park spaces at North Point Park and North Point Commons and will activate a site currently barred from public use.
Nov 07, 2017
Callahan completes construction of relocated Cambridge College campus in Charlestown
Callahan Construction Managers has completed a 108,000-square-foot state-of-the-art tenant fit-out project for Cambridge College’s newly relocated, unified campus in Charlestown’s Hood Park. The newly built campus features classrooms, laboratories, meeting rooms, offices, administrative areas, studies, lounges and ancillary support spaces, all equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual, communications and teaching technologies.
The state-of-the-art facility is built to best serve Cambridge College’s 5,000 students, who were previously scattered between multiple buildings blocks away from each other. The new campus’ unified format will be a boon for Cambridge College’s base of adult learners, many of whom are juggling multiple responsibilities including family care, careers and the needs of life. “In exploring options for our graduate programs, which have always been in multiple locations, it became clear that we had a unique opportunity to think strategically about our physical presence,” said Deborah Jackson, President of Cambridge College, in a prepared statement. “A single campus model will more effectively meet the needs of our current and prospective students.” Cambridge College’s new location just steps from the Sullivan Square MBTA Orange Line station and minutes from Interstate 93 will facilitate easy access for students, who come from across the Boston area.
Oct 02, 2017
Education First breaks ground on NorthPoint campus expansion
Education First (EF) broke ground Monday (October 2nd) on a new 12-story, 300,000-square-foot mixed-use building adjacent to its’ existing campus in East Cambridge’s NorthPoint neighborhood. The building will provide EF and its’ Hult International Business School with their first on-campus housing option, allowing the institutions to expand their North American operations. The building will also help EF expand total Boston employment to 1,500 workers by 2020; 1,200 people are currently employed at EF’s Boston campus.
The new building will be EF's third in Boston and will contain approximately 278 units with 500 beds across the top seven floors, 22,754 square feet of office space, 14,566 square feet of student cafeteria and restaurant space with approximately 400 seats and 13,873 square feet of student lounge and administrative space. Initial site work by W. L. French Excavating Corporation is now underway to prepare the EF III site for foundation construction; Skanska USA Building is EF III's general contractor. The State of Massachusetts has awarded EF $6 million in tax incentives to help subsidize the new building, and MassDevelopment will issue $25 million in bonds to fund road and sewer improvements.
May 30, 2017
Education First proposes 300,000-square-foot mixed-use building in North Point
Education First proposes to construct a 300,000-square-foot mixed-use building in Cambridge's North Point district, the company's third ground-up North Point mixed-use building. The building, which would be located at 10 North Point Boulevard, would complement Education First's existing mixed-use buildings at One Education Street and Two Education Circle, providing new educational, office and retail space along with the company's first Boston-area student housing component. Construction of the proposed building is anticipated to commence in October 2017, with anticipated initial occupancy in Late Spring 2019; construction would take approximately 22 months. The City of Cambridge is now reviewing the proposed building.
Apr 20, 2017
Curtain wall installed at MIT.nano, interior fit out underway
Interior fit out of MIT.nano, MIT's new state-of-the-art nanotechnology, materials science and engineering systems research center, is now underway. Exterior finishing of MIT.nano’s four-story facade is just about complete, with metal and glass curtain wall panels nearly fully installed. Opening in 2018, MIT.nano will feature 200,000 square feet of space including nanoscale imaging facilities, clean rooms, makerspaces, teaching labs and classrooms. The following are photographs of MIT.nano:
Aug 06, 2016
MIT.nano topped off, concrete floor pouring and sheathing installation underway
MIT.nano’s structural steel frame is topped off at four stories tall, and pouring of concrete floors has commenced on all four stories of the new 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art STEM research facility. Designed by Wilson Architects and built by Turner Construction Company, MIT.nano will contain nanotechnology, materials science and engineering systems research space designed to encourage innovation and collaboration. The building will host and support 2,000 MIT researchers and provide the latest cutting-edge tools and systems. Expected completion of MIT.nano is in 2018. The following is a link to MIT’s MIT.nano website with more information about the project.
Orange vertical nets have been installed along MIT.nano’s steel frame to contain debris from blowing to street level during concrete pouring. GP DensGlass sheathing (yellow) is being used to provide a moisture and mold resistant barrier around the building’s exterior, and USG Securock sheathing (green) is being used inside the building to provide a moisture and mold resistant barrier around rooms and passageways. Roughing in of mechanical and electrical systems has begun within interior spaces; a ventilation system has been installed through all four floors. Renderings of MIT.nano and additional information are posted below; the following are photographs of work underway at MIT.nano:
North face of MIT.nano; note orange vertical nets for concrete pouring
North face of MIT.nano
Looking east from behind the Barker Engineering Library
View of upper levels; note orange vertical nets
View from inside MIT Department of Physics; note GP DensGlass Sheathing (yellow)
View from inside MIT Department of Physics; note USG Securock sheathing (green) and steel forms along floors for concrete pouring
View of upper levels; note ventilation system
View of lower levels
View from inside MIT Department of Physics