Shawmut Design and Construction Begins Work on Historic Myles Standish Hall at Boston University
BOSTON, MA Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading $1.2 billion national construction management firm, announces the start of Boston University's Myles Standish Hall renovation. Set to open in August of 2018, the fully renovated residence hall will provide students with a comfortable living environment, along with community space to enhance student engagement, collaboration, and socialization.
Shawmut's phased renovation of the 204,275-square-foot space will accommodate at least 370 students during the school year; the building will be divided into three distinct construction zones and only one will be isolated for renovation at a time. Working with Miller Dyer Spears (MDS) and using a design-build delivery system, Shawmut will complete an exterior envelope restoration, 100-percent window replacement, roof and MEP/FP replacements, site utility work, a stormwater retention system, and other substantial site improvements including a new park at the end of the building. Originally built in 1926 as a residence hotel, Myles Standish Hall will house 730 student beds once the renovation is complete.
"We're proud to be part of Boston University's evolving campus and are excited to begin our biggest project with them to date," said Kevin Sullivan, Vice President at Shawmut. "Although working on a live campus in a tight urban setting will be challenging, our team has the experience and strategies in place to make the work as seamless as possible."
The updated Myles Standish Hall will include recreation rooms, open lounges, a community kitchen, laundry room, and multi-purpose rooms. The original spine in the center of the building will retain its historic character with decorative lighting, wood paneling and trim, and coffered ceilings. Shawmut recently completed renovations at Northeastern University's Center for Global Business and is currently working on Harvard University's Life Lab and Simmons College's Daly Field.