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Salvage Process in Pictures: West Experiment Station

20 Dec 2016 by

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Physical Sciences Building (PSB) project includes the recreation of West Experiment Station (WES), a 19th Century research laboratory and one of the University’s oldest buildings. Unfortunately, the WES is structurally unsound, due to weak mortar in the building’s structural bearing walls. To save the building, the project dismantles the WES, […]

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The Center for Chemical & Forensic Sciences at URI is Officially Complete

28 Nov 2016 by

On September 6, 2016, the University of Rhode Island hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new $68M Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences. The 132,000 GSF Center houses chemistry research and teaching, 172 fume hoods with dedicated exhaust, and two classrooms (95- and 240-seat) each outfitted with a demonstration fume hood that is […]

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Design for Cambridge College’s campus relocation underway

24 Oct 2016 by

The decision to relocate Cambridge College to the historic Hood Park in Charlestown is a major milestone in the growth of the College, and an excellent opportunity to bring the College together to one campus, transform its culture, and advance its academic and social missions. The program for the 100,000 SF renovation includes 45 classrooms ranging […]

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How can a building pay homage to its iconic neighbors without losing its own identity?

18 Oct 2016 by

On October 17th, six years to the day after we embarked on the design, The University of Massachusetts Boston celebrated the completion of University Hall. This milestone – the official ribbon cutting ceremony – seemed like a fitting time to reflect on a key design idea that guided the project. How can a building pay […]

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It’s a Wrap: Unit Operations Lab 007, Northeastern University

04 Oct 2016 by

After a quick summer renovation, the Northeastern University Unit Operations Lab at the Mugar Life Science building was recently turned over to the University. The official ribbon cutting ceremony was held on September 27th. The 3,000 SF renovation expanded the floor structure of an existing mezzanine and transformed it into a flexible classroom outfitted with […]

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IYRS Groundbreaking Celebration

11 Jul 2016 by

The New Structure is a model for resiliency in a fragile urban coastal setting, and will endure for generations as part of the IYRS campus. On July 8, the official groundbreaking celebration for the expansion of the IYRS’s Newport campus on Spring Wharf was held. Sited adjacent to the existing IYRS Newport facility, the  “New […]

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Rebuilding the West Experiment Station

11 Dec 2015 by

On our UMass Amherst Physical Sciences Building construction site, we are currently dismantling the West Experiment Station, the original home of chemistry research on campus. It’s the first phase of a $102 million project to construct a new, state-of-the-art home for advanced Chemistry and Physics research. The experiment station is being take down literally brick […]

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A new Interdisciplinary Research & Commercialization Building for FSU

01 Sep 2015 by

The Interdisciplinary Research & Commercialization Building (IRCB) at Florida State University will be a new “gateway building” within Innovation Park, and establish a new paradigm for developing the Southwest Campus. Wilson Architects is busy working with the University on this innovative project. By collaborating with FSU during the initial study phase, we developed a shared […]

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Boston University’s EPIC achieved LEED Gold® certification

07 Apr 2015 by

The Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC) at Boston University has achieved LEED Gold® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Located in a former guitar center, the adaptive reuse project creates a dynamic maker space with metal lathes, CNC, milling machines, 3D printers, and a variety of other tools. The 15,000 SF facility merges […]

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Design for the ‘New Structure for the Composites and Systems Programs’ for IYRS in Newport is Underway

17 Mar 2015 by

The New Structure for Composites and Systems Programs is an exciting opportunity to design a new home for the technology-based, experiential learning environments that IYRS School of Technology & Trades will consolidate to the Newport waterfront campus. Much of the program in this new space will be technology-based related to the use of modern materials […]

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Life Science Laboratories at UMass Amherst achieved LEED Gold® certification

29 Jan 2015 by

The new Life Science Laboratories (LSL) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst achieved LEED Gold® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LSL is a research facility dedicated to cross and transdisciplinary research. The laboratories are planned with a flexible ‘ballroom’ concept to enable a variety of future research. Vertical duct shafts are pushed to the ends, leaving […]

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The Countdown to the EF Education First Opening Begins!

14 Oct 2014 by

Wilson Architects had the great privilege of working with the wonderful team at EF Education First on its new North American headquarters in North Point, Cambridge.  EF -a global leader in language training, international education, and cultural exchange- will mark its move into the new building with an opening celebration on October 16th. As architect-of-record, […]

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Groundbreaking for URI’s new Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences

05 May 2014 by

At 2 pm on Monday, May 5th, ground was broken at the University of Rhode Island for the new $68-million Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences. The new 135,000 GSF facility will triple the amount of teaching lab space and nearly double the amount of research lab space, compared with the situation in Pastore Hall. […]

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UMass Boston’s new GAB No.1 Tops Off

30 Apr 2014 by

The topping off of UMass Boston’s new General Academic Building No. 1 marked a large milestone in the school’s first major overhaul since the 1970’s.  The new anchor facility allows the university to boost its enrollment from 9,000 students 10 years ago to 17,000 now and perhaps 18,000 next year. It’ll bring together a cross-section […]

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New Intellectual Environment Propels Innovative Discoveries at UPitt’s School of Public Health

28 Jan 2014 by

A recent ribbon cutting ceremony at the University of Pittsburgh marked the completion of the first phase of the School of Public Health’s renovation and addition project. The University of Pittsburgh launched this project to propel innovative discoveries by literally tearing down the walls of traditional research departments, and uniting diverse disciplines into one shared […]

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Manufacturing the Well-rounded Engineer • BU’s EPIC Brings Technical Engineering to the Forefront of BU

23 Jan 2014 by

Boston University celebrated the opening of the Engineering Product Innovation Center. Prominently located at the heart of BU’s campus, EPIC serves as the only street-view presence of Engineering from Commonwealth Avenue. The 15,000 SF facility merges the technical education of using machine tools with the ability to bring a product to market. In the hopes […]

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UMass Amherst Celebrates Official Opening of the new Life Science Laboratories

13 Nov 2013 by

University of Massachusetts officials formally opened the new 310,000 GSF Life Science Laboratories Building with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony. Speakers included Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, Provost James V. Staros, Board of Trustees Chairman Henry Thomas III, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Michael Malone and Distinguished Professor Lila Gierasch.

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Topping off the new Headquarters Building at EF

05 Apr 2013 by

EF celebrates as the Skanska team and Local 7 Iron Workers placed the final steel beam on the EF Education First North American Headquarters building in Cambridge.

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Groundbreaking Celebration for the GAB No.1 at UMass Boston

27 Feb 2013 by

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in February for The General Academic Building No. 1 (GAB No. 1) at UMass Boston – the second new building planned for the campus. The four-story, GAB No. 1, will contain general purpose classrooms and three specialized instructional spaces – art department, performing arts department, and chemistry teaching laboratories – an […]

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Groundbreaking for EF Education First’s New Headquarters Building

25 Sep 2012 by

EF Education First broke ground on their new 300,000 SF North American headquarters in Cambridge, MA at the DCR’s North Point Park. The 10-story building will feature office and education spac, an above-grade structured parking garage and a dedicated bike room for EF employees. It will also include public space on the ground and mezzanine […]

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