Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Toronto.
Feb 13, 2020
Northeastern Acquires Building for $22 Million
Marcus Partners has sold 300 Massachusetts Avenue (“Horticultural Hall”), an architecturally distinctive 45,000 square foot mixed-use property located at the intersection of Huntington Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay to Northeastern University for $22 million. Before selling the property, Marcus Partners completed an extensive capital program that fully restored and modernized the historic building including a striking renovation of the lobby and significant upgrades to the interiors and mechanical systems.
“This property, known as Horticultural Hall, is both historically and architecturally significant for the City of Boston,” said Peter Cameron, a Principal with Marcus Partners. “We were lucky to have the opportunity to purchase this facility from the Christian Science Church and we’re happy they trusted us with the property that sits directly on the newly renovated Christian Science Plaza. It was a thrill to help restore and bring new life to the property. Finally, we are pleased that Northeastern is the new owner as they are a first-class institution across the board who will undoubtedly be great stewards of this gem for years to come. This is a real win for all parties.”
Marcus Partners purchased the property in 2017. 300 Massachusetts Avenue is 100% leased to four tenants, with Boston Magazine occupying approximately 40% of the building. This transaction is representative of Marcus’ strategy to identify unique, underutilized properties and work with the community and all stakeholders to enhance both their value and appeal.
Nov 15, 2019
NU Proposes 26 Story Tower at 840 Columbus Avenue
Just months after opening their newest dorm, Lightview, Northeastern University again in partnership with American Campus Communities has now proposed a 26-story tower at 840 Columbus Ave. The project would feature a five-story podium to contain academic and or office space with 21 stories of student housing above. A total of approximately 975 beds would be offered along with amenities including a fitness center, student lounges, and study space. According to the project filing, construction would begin in the first quarter of 2021 and would last around 31 months.
Oct 17, 2019
NU EXP Gets the Green Light From BPDA
Northeastern University has received approval from the BPDA for its proposed EXP Building at 795 Columbus Avenue. The eight-story, 350,000 gross square foot building will contain additional classrooms, laboratories, and a dynamic new makerspace hub. The EXP project will also add a pedestrian plaza that links communities across the rail corridor.
Jul 30, 2019
Lightview Northeastern Nearly Complete
Northeastern University's new massive dorm, Lightview, is nearly complete with finishing touches wrapping up as over 800 students are expected to move in this fall. Lightview offers a variety of 1-4 bedroom apartments along with a host of amenities for residents including a fitness center, entertainment and study lounge areas, and an academic success center. The new building is located just minutes from the NU campus and steps from the Ruggles MBTA station.
May 29, 2019
NU Proposes 350,000 Square Foot Project at 795 Columbus Avenue
Northeastern University has filed plans for a new 350,000 square foot 8-story building to be located at 795 Columbus Avenue. The project would be across the street from the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) completed in January 2017. This new building would contain additional classrooms, laboratories, and a dynamic new makerspace hub. It is anticipated that construction will start in the first quarter of 2020 and will last approximately 36 months.
Apr 25, 2019
Northeastern's New Residence Hall Fully Leased for Fall as Construction Continues
Northeastern University's new Residence Hall, Lightview may still be under construction but the project is already fully leased for the upcoming fall semester. The 21-story tower will include 221 student housing units with a total of 812 beds. Interior finishing is ongoing for the 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units. Resident amenities will include a social lounge, a recreation, and gaming area and a fitness center. Lightview is set to open this fall.
Jan 07, 2019
Exterior Work Wrapping up for Lightview, Northeastern's New Residence Hall
Exterior finishing is wrapping up on the final section of Northeastern's new residence Hall, Lightview. With opening expected this fall, the waitlist is now open for this plush student housing. Lightview will offer over 800 beds across an array of 1 through 4 bedroom floor plans. This project will also feature a host of amenities including a 24 hr fitness center and student lounge.
Nov 01, 2018
Window Install & Exterior Work Continue for New NU Dorm
Construction continues for Northeastern's upcoming 21-story dorm along Columbus Avenue in Roxbury. When complete, the large project will include 812 beds along with a host of student amenities including a lounge gaming area and fitness center. American Campus Communities, the nation’s largest student housing developer, will manage the building upon opening.
Construction is expected to be complete in August 2019.
Aug 08, 2018
Exterior Work Ongoing at Northeastern's New Mega Dorm
Exterior work continues on Northeastern University's new 21 story student housing complex on Columbus Avenue in Roxbury. The $160 million project will include a total of 812 beds spread throughout a mix of two and four bedroom apartments. Residents will also have access to 12,000 sf of common amenity space and a fitness center. The ground floor will house 3,000 sf of retail. American Campus Communities will manage the tower once complete.
Feb 07, 2018
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:
The final beam is up at the site of our Columbus Ave student apartments. pic.twitter.com/Hqz3YHiUxr— Northeastern U. (@Northeastern) February 7, 2018
Apr 06, 2017
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:
Jan 10, 2017
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:
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