Boston University, Boston, MA
Strategic reorganization and selective renovations create new learning and social opportunities
This two-phase, selective renovation redefined a mid-1990s building to meet changing needs with additional classrooms and updated academic, library and public areas. Through the use of glass and transparency concepts, the activity and vitality of the school is visible to students and faculty, enhancing collaborative opportunities critical to management success.
Housed in a building organized around a six-story brick-clad atrium, the School of Management had experienced dramatic program changes. To address these, we developed and implemented a comprehensive renovation master plan. This included a strategic reorganization of the Executive Leadership Center (ELC) and the Pardee Management Library to provide:
- New, state-of-the-art, case-style classrooms, a graduate resource center and a number of team rooms to meet the school’s evolving pedagogy needs
- An updated identity for the ELC, organized around a light-filled reception area lined by glass-walled team rooms
- A new library design focused on consolidation and improved efficiency, offering a wide variety of individual and team-based study/research spaces
- Selective renovations to ground-floor offices and public areas create a more open and welcoming entrance to the school
Work was completed over two summers, minimizing interruption. We continue to work with the School of Management to explore further renovation options to improve the learning and collaborative options within the building.