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Tree House Residence Hall

This 21-story facility adds nearly 500 beds to the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) campus.

Bullet $61M construction cost
Bullet 145K SF
Bullet LEED Silver
Bullet BIM Design

The $61 million building will add 145,000 square feet of dormitory and facility space to MassArt and marks a significant step in the multi-stage development of the campus over the next ten years. In addition, the new residence hall includes a new health center serving students of MassArt, MCPHS, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Using the latest Revit software, the team integrated BIM technology at the conceptual design phase so that they could view and understand potential clashes and issues early on. Important design decisions were made prior to schematic design and design development.

In addition, BIM analysis allowed the team to evaluate the building envelope and mass for sustainable and LEED goals. The sustainable design for the student residence hall is compliant with the USGBC's LEED Silver requirements.