Ellenzweig completed a feasibility study followed by programming, architectural design, laboratory planning and design, and construction administration services for an addition and renovations to the existing science complex comprised of Hemenway Hall, which was constructed in 1963 and an Annex, built in 1974.
The project was administered by the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance. The addition accommodates teaching and research labs, classrooms and lecture halls, department offices and support, and breakout spaces for 11 Departments: Biology, Chemistry and Food Science, Physics and Earth Science, Business, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Sciences, Geography, Child Development, Nursing, and Psychology.
The addition repositions the existing complex with a dynamic, new presence on campus and creates an academic quad and courtyard. The project achieved universal access, as well as improved outdoor spaces for student and faculty gathering and interaction.
The project was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.