School of Education, Boston University | Boston, Massachusetts
Comprehensive planning for the School of Education (SED) spread across 8 connected buildings of varying vintages to produce space that is technology rich, accessible, and sustainable. The master plan focused on clarifying circulation, increasing the size, quality and number of instructional spaces within the SED complex and rationalizing offices and departmental locations. A clear goal of the SED is to create a new strong face of the school onto Commonwealth Avenue improve the schools visibility and accessibility on the university’s campus. Once inside we found that we could use the original structure of the corner building to create a large and gracious atrium. The atrium in turn will help with reinforcing a sense of collegiality, giving a clear sense of orientation and helping to get the students in and out of their classes quickly by encouraging the use of stairs. VMA worked through the plans so that the SED could phase and sequence the work in manageable budget increments.
Project Size: 108,000 sf