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kz1000ps 01-29-2007 05:40 PM

Simmons University Living and Learning Center | 300 Fenway | Longwood
I'm not sure what's up with the conflicting renderings..

Rendering looking south

To further support the integration of undergraduate and graduate management programs, as well as interdisciplinary collaboration, the Simmons administration has approved plans for a new building to house the School of Management on the main campus. When completed, this project will expand underground parking, replace current above-ground parking with a grassy quad, and unify the main campus for the first time in Simmons's history.

The College is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification by the United States Green Building Council for this building. Currently, only 11 buildings in Massachusetts are LEED certified?only one of which is located in Boston. Only two other institutions of higher education in Massachusetts have LEED certified buildings.

* Numerous high-tech classrooms
* Additional administrative oaces
* Seminar and case rooms
* Other multi-use rooms
* More than 800 underground parking spaces
* Central grassy quad with paths to connect campus buildings
Also, a pdf pertaining to Cannon and Payton Construction:

big site, this is looking north

their new library is the yellow brick/green glass structure to the right, completed last year

briv 01-29-2007 10:52 PM

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I knew Simmons just submitted a masterplan recently, but I had no idea they were already building.

You're on the ball, as always, kz1000ps. Thanks for posting these.

bigboybuilder 01-30-2007 09:11 AM

I read/heard somewhere that this is a 5 up and 5 down structure with 5 stories of below grade parking topped by mixed use space to include class & Lab space.
The Library built by Lee Kennedy is a cool space I have been on a tour thru it right before final turnover. LEED Silver I think, but possibly Gold

kz1000ps 05-03-2007 02:09 AM

4/27.. not much going on visually, but it looks like the garage/substructure is all done

TheBostonBoy 05-19-2007 09:50 AM


kz1000ps 06-03-2007 12:28 PM

Steel has really sprouted up in the last month

(that's just the camera lens making the columns look all bendy)

kz1000ps 07-22-2007 08:49 AM

yesterday.. looking east

and west

kz1000ps 09-19-2007 08:41 PM

kz1000ps 01-22-2008 08:32 PM

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kz1000ps 02-25-2008 06:38 PM

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looking north, this is where the central quad will eventually be

kz1000ps 05-13-2008 01:31 AM

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Arborway 05-13-2008 08:59 AM

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The exterior isn't too bad, but the windows throw it off for some reason. I can't really explain why, but the thing looks hideous from a distance, yet the "brickwork" is actually somewhat pleasing close up.

tommym96 05-13-2008 10:40 AM

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KZ, you've done a great job with the pics. Thank you!

With that said, I actually like this..looks pretty original.

vanshnookenraggen 05-13-2008 12:23 PM

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Wow, that is ugly as hell.

sidewalks 05-14-2008 09:56 AM

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The construction materials do look to be of high quality, but the design execution seems to have spun out of control. There seems to be no unifying composition.

kz1000ps 05-14-2008 10:25 AM

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I agree. The rounded rooftop enclosure doesn't relate to anything else, and I'm not a fan of the black glass/bright blue metal/buff brick. It's a putrid color combination.

stellarfun 05-14-2008 02:24 PM

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Why do the exterior mockups look nothing like the finished exterior?

unterbau 05-14-2008 02:48 PM

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Boy oh boy did that look better in the renderings...

Arborway 05-14-2008 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by unterbau (Post 52827)
Boy oh boy did that look better in the renderings...

To me, it looked like a cheap box in the rendering, and looks like a cheap box in real life.

castevens 05-14-2008 04:07 PM

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It was a better cheap box in the renderings

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