Wentworth Institute of Technology IMP Update 02/22/24

Wentworth Reveals Ambitious Ten-Year Campus Transformation Blueprint

Wentworth Institute of Technology has filed an IMP detailing plans for 6 development projects on their campus over the next 10 years. With the plan, the school hopes to enhance the inclusivity of the campus, provide an open space network, advance the University’s leadership in sustainability, revitalize aging facilities, and increase residential quality and capacity. 

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Brewery Building Residence Hall: The University proposes to transform 133 Halleck Street and 37 Station Street, which is currently occupied by the remains of the Vienna Brewery complex, into a new 220-bed student residence hall overlooking the New Sweeney Field. 

West Residence Hall: This new building would replace the existing, outdated Edwards/Rogers Hall located at 572 and 574 Huntington Avenue with a 250-foot podium/tower building containing 700 student residential beds. The first four floors will be a podium of student life and include dining, fitness, retail, the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, campus police, and other student service uses. Floors five and above will include the residence hall units. As part of this project, Wentworth will look to activate the area that is currently a large surface parking lot known as the West Lot, located immediately adjacent to and south of this project, by turning it into a new open green space area named the “Grove.”

West Quad Academic Building: Planned to replace the existing instructional spaces that lack accessibility and are in dire need of updates, The West Quad Academic Building will provide new academic space utilized in the experiential, “hands-on” approach to educational pedagogy that is at the heart of Wentworth’s mission. The West Quad Academic Building will be approximately 110 feet tall, containing 140,000 GSF, and will provide new modernized classrooms, workshop space, and design studios, as well as administrative offices, galleries, and student collaboration spaces.

New Campus Front Door: This group of improvements will create a welcoming presence for the University, and altogether will include an aggregate additional 20,000 or more GSF. The new front door will be a ceremonial front entrance into Wentworth’s signature building.

630 Huntington and Baker Residential Hall: The development of 630 Huntington Avenue, a new residence hall, along with the redevelopment of Baker Hall, will allow Wentworth to provide up to 530 student beds to meet the needs of the University’s on-campus residents  

Annex Complex: The Annex Complex, which currently consists of outdated (1920s vintage) academic buildings can be taken down and rebuilt in a modern manner that meets current and acceptable building standards and will be reimagined as two state-of-the-art academic buildings—a “North Replacement” and “South Replacement”—connected by a vibrant open-space area. These buildings will house next-generation instructional spaces, teaching labs, project rooms, faculty and administrative offices, and collaboration spaces.

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