BOSTON, MA, January 19, 2016 — Walsh Brothers, Incorporated celebrated the ceremonial ribbon cutting today with Governor Charlie Baker, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Executive Vice President, Kurt Steinberg, and David P. Nelson who will be taking over as President this year at the new 60,176 square foot Design and Media Center.

The completion of Phase 1 of this $48mm Center is a huge step towards the transformation and reconstruction of MassArt’s campus. Phase II, which will include improvements to the Tower Building base and conversion of space used as woodshop during Phase I construction into a Collaborative Studio space is underway and expected to be completed in May of 2016. Phase I construction features include:

  • MassArt’s first major capital project involving an academic building on the campus since 1977
  • Project program to infill vacant volume of gymnasium
  • Program spaces to maximize flexibility for accommodating instructional needs
  • Building to provide fully accessible entrances and connections to adjacent buildings
  • Sustainable project targeted for LEED Silver certification

This effort has focused on translating the college’s priorities into a building program that will enhance the academic and collaborative environment of the Design and Media programs, while creating a sustainable new signature building on campus. The project creates a new front entrance for the College and provides a transparent and luminous new identity for the institution on the Avenue of the Arts.

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Kenneth White

Director of Business Development