Boston University (BU) is a private research university in Boston, MA. The university is nonsectarian, but has been historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university has more than 3,900 faculty members and nearly 33,000 students, and is one of Boston's largest employers.
Jan 17, 2020
BU Buys 730 Comm. Ave for $50 Million
Boston University has acquired the property at 730 Commonwealth Avenue in Brookline for $50 million.
The property features a three-story, 145,174 square foot building that was constructed in 1930. The educational/retail building sits on a 2.7-acre parcel in the heart of Commonwealth Ave and is home to BUild Lab and a CVS Pharmacy.
Dec 23, 2019
Facade Install Wrapping Up for BU Dental School Expansion
Install of the terracotta and faux wood trim facade panels is wrapping up and is expected to be completed in early January for the expansion and renovations of BU's Goldman Dental School. On the interior of the 126,000+ square foot space, finish work is ongoing including paint, carpet, and even furniture install. Construction is expected to wrap up in spring 2021.
Dec 06, 2019
BU Breaks Ground on Data Sciences Center
On December 5th, 2019 Boston University hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming Data Science Center to be located at 665 Commonwealth Avenue. The 350,000-square-foot tower will be Boston's biggest sustainable building, and BU’s most energy-efficient. The Center will bring the University’s mathematics, statistics, and computer science departments under one roof to further interdisciplinary research in the booming field of data sciences.
Nov 25, 2019
Site Preparation Underway for BU Data Science Center
The space for the new data science center at 646-665 Commonwealth Avenue, on Boston University's campus, has been cleared and ready for the next steps of construction and drilling. Fencing has been placed along the perimeter of the location. The expected 14-story building is predicted to begin construction in Spring 2020.
Oct 04, 2019
Work Continues on BU Dental Expansion & Renovation
Construction of the addition along with renovations to existing space continues at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. In the existing section of the building, new windows are being installed along with updated ceiling grids to enable new lights and HVAC equipment. Elsewhere in the 7-story, 41,900 square foot addition installation of new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems is also ongoing. The project will also include numerous energy efficiency measures being completed in partnership with Eversource. Eversource provided energy modeling services to drive deeper energy savings from measures such as enhanced fan speed control, variable condenser water control and preheating supply air from the water-side economizer. Eversource will provide incentives for these measures through the Mass Save C&S New Construction program when the measures are installed and verified as being operational.When complete in Spring 2021 the expanded dental school will include new clinical space to make treatment environments more comfortable along with 40% more instructional space. This new space will allow for a better experience for patients, students, and faculty and staff and complements the school’s innovative curriculum.
Oct 01, 2019
Construction on BU Data Sciences Center Expected to Kick off Spring 2020
Late last month the BU Board of Trustees voted to approve the construction of the new Data Science Center with an expected kick off this coming spring. The 345,724 square-foot building will be the tallest on the BU campus and will be completely fossil-fuel free, making it one of the most energy-sustainable buildings in all of Massachusetts.
Jul 12, 2019
BU Data Sciences Center Approved
The BPDA has approved Boston University's Data Sciences Center, the 19-story tower that will sit near the heart of the campus at 665 Commonwealth Avenue. The 305,000 square foot project will consolidate the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics and Statistics and the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering. When complete the new stack of books building will be the tallest on the campus.
Jun 18, 2019
Work Ongoing for Exterior Walls for BU Dental Addition
Construction is ongoing with on the exterior walls for the both 7-story & 2-story additions to Boston Unversity's Dental School in the South End. Metal stud framing is also being installed to support the exterior facade finishes. When complete the updated building will feature a total of nearly 126,100 square feet of office, instructional, clinical, and student collaborative space, incorporating the latest technology and creating multi-functional learning space. Construction is expected to wrap up in Spring 2021.
Apr 01, 2019
BU Dental School Expansion/Renovation Tops Off
Shawmut Design and Construction hosted a topping off ceremony last Friday for the $112M renovation and expansion of Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine. The project includes a new 7 story 41,900 square-foot expansion and renovation of 53,100 square-foot of existing space. The new and renovated space will feature office, instructional, clinical, and student collaborative space, incorporating the latest technology and creating multi-functional learning space. The building's exterior will also be fully modernized, featuring a new terra-cotta and glass curtain wall facade. Construction on the first phase of the project is expected to be complete in February 2021.
Jan 03, 2019
Construction Continues for BU Dental Renovation and Expansion
Various stages of construction are ongoing for the addition and renovation of BU's Goldman Dental School. Work continues on the new patient entrance and porch while foundation work is also being completed for the 7 story addition. The addition to the school will add nearly 42,000sf to the existing building. This project will feature office, instructional, clinical, and student collaborative space, incorporating the latest technology and bettering the patient experience.
Oct 03, 2018
BU Data Sciences Center Under Official Review
Boston University's proposed Data Sciences Center is now under official review by the Boston Planning and Development Agency.
The 350,000-square-foot tower project has been proposed by Boston University and would be built at 645-665 Commonwealth Ave. The project would be the new home to BU Data Science Center. The building would feature a five-story podium and 14-story tower along with open space and pedestrian amenities.
Sep 28, 2018
Boston University Planning New Data Science Center on Commonwealth Avenue
Boston Unversity will submit a letter of intent next week for a proposed 19-story tower at 645-665 Commonwealth Avenue. Currently, the site, in the center of BU's campus is used for open-air parking. Boston University will propose a 350,000 sf, 19-story tower on the site to house a new Data Science Center. Boston University hopes to start construction in Fall 2019.
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