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:
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.
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.
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
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