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Old 07-09-2008, 12:57 AM   #21
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Re: Simmons College

The more beige stone they put on, the more WTFs go off in my head



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And the addition to the campus cafeteria

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Old 11-02-2008, 09:23 AM   #22
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Re: Simmons College

10/31:





The cafe addition is done, and the courtyard is just about there





the cafe addition is quite handsome











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Old 11-02-2008, 10:18 AM   #23
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Re: Simmons College

This is a winner. I didn't even see that addition in the first pic of the courtyard. Very nice.
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:43 PM   #24
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Re: Simmons College

They didn't skimp on the materials but I question the decision to trash the signature building's symmetry.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:19 PM   #25
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:14 AM   #26
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Re: Simmons College

I think that turned out pretty well, wonder what the inside looks like. The color choice is rather 1950s-high-school though.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:41 PM   #27
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Re: Simmons College

The brick is the wrong shade and scale compared to the other buildings, the stone will look better with weathering, and the metal paneling/window mullions should have been copper or anodized green to match the existing buildings. The design is passable, the material palette really screwed up what could have been a harmonious composition.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:55 PM   #28
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Re: Simmons College

You are right but copper would have cost more. I'd forgive the architects if it was value engineered out but I don't think it was even in the original design.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:23 PM   #29
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Those single windows with the blue above are beyond terrible. Definately the feel of a 1950's high school.Other than that, its aight.
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10/26:



A solid 75% of what you see was built in this decade alone:

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The addition in the first photo looks like it was built in 1963.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:47 PM   #32
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:33 PM   #33
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Not a fan of how the addition affected the building's symmetry, but I'm absolutely in love with how the architects revived the best of Modernism. They did a really amazing job.
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:18 PM   #34
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Simmons College making ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ redevelopment play

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/ne...e.html?ana=twt

The article is behind a paywall, so not sure of the plan.
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:13 PM   #35
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Anyone with subscription?

The article certainly leads to something significant, but could be just click bait.
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:45 PM   #37
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Reading this leaves me with more questions than answers. I thought that Simmons didn't have any extra acreage. Are they going to redevelop the residential campus?
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:27 PM   #38
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Re: Simmons College

The Newmark article states that the site is located at 300 The Fenway. It's a large parcel (7 acres) right next to the Gardner Museum, according to assessing: http://app01.cityofboston.gov/Parcel...pid=0401842000

This could be quite interesting.
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The Newmark article states that the site is located at 300 The Fenway. It's a large parcel (7 acres) right next to the Gardner Museum, according to assessing: http://app01.cityofboston.gov/Parcel...pid=0401842000

This could be quite interesting.
Isn't that pretty much all of Simmons? Other boarder would be BLS, so not sure if that would limit anything on the parcel. I would think they would need to tear down existing buildings to do anything meaningful.
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Is that parking lot and grassy area between Simmons and BLS part of Simmons or BLS?
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